15th Annual Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference


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15th Annual Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference (Ireland)


5th & 6th November 2020
Day 2 Webinars (Friday, 6th November 2020)

On the second day of the 15th Annual Data Protection Practical Compliance Conference, delegates will be given 'on-demand' access to a Suite of brand-new pre-recorded webinars led by Industry Experts on key Data Protection issues. Some webinars follow on from issues outlined during the Speakers Presentations. These webinars are exclusively produced for PDP's 2020 Conference.


The Topics of each Webinar are as follows:



Bridget TreacyAccountability and Data Protection: What Does the GDPR Require?

Bridget Treacy - Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

Many organisations are grappling with how best to implement the GDPR’s accountability requirement. This webinar provides a practical approach to ensuring data protection accountability in your organisation. Delegates will:
  • learn what accountability is and how other organisations are implementing it
  • discover the practical benefits of formal accountability mechanisms
  • explore the regulator's approach to accountability implementation and enforcement


Linda HynesData Protection in the Workplace – the Latest Thinking

Linda Hynes - Partner, Lewis Silkin Ireland

How has the workplace changed in response to GDPR now that we are a few years in? This Workshop focuses on emerging trends in workplace data protection including:

  • processing employee medical information – what are the limits
  • the impact of Covid-19 on workplace data protection – what are the learnings
  • employee subject access request – tools to deal with them


James Clark

Data Subject Rights: Preparing Compliant Responses While Minimising Organisational Burden

James Clark - Senior Associate, DLA Piper

Whilst most data protection practitioners are now familiar with the range of rights offered to individuals under the GDPR, many organisations are still grappling with the operational question of how to respond to requests in a way which is compliant, but also as cost and time efficient as possible. This webinar arms attendees with the tools needed to maximise an effective approach to data subject rights handling, including:

  • how to clarify the scope and nature of a request
  • time limits
  • identity verification
  • conducting a search for personal data, including the benefits (and limits) of technology
  • interpreting and applying the relevant exemptions
  • what to include in a response

Dan WhiteheadRegulating the Robots: the Emergence of AI Regulation

Dan Whitehead - Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

As the EU’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence 2020 says, “Without data, there is no AI”. The development of AI in compliance with data protection law is thus essential in order to obviate regulatory problems further down the line. This webinar looks at key issues that organisations should be considering when starting to formulate AI solutions, both from a privacy perspective and wider regulatory context, including:

  • the requirements for fair processing and how AI might be impacted
  • adequate protection of personal data while using AI-enabled products and services
  • the impact of the EU’s impending regulation of AI


John Wilson - Records Management ConsultantRecords Management – Key Skills for Data Protection Professionals

John Wilson - Records Management Consultant

Records management practices intersect with data protection in myriad ways. But not all data protection professionals are familiar with records management techniques and practices. This webinar provides delegates with:
  • an understanding of basic records management terminology, standards and codes of practice
  • an introduction to records management 'tools of the trade' and how are they are used in organisations, including how to identify and capture records, how to organise records, records security and access controls, how to find stuff, and retention and disposal of records
  • insight into how to align the records management programme with the organisation’s data protection compliance goals
  • guidance on how to monitor compliance with records management standards to ensure that anticipated benefits are being delivered


Liz FitzsimonsInternet of Things and Smart Devices – Data Protection Challenges

Liz Fitzsimons - Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

Products are increasingly smart and able to communicate, but manufacturers, suppliers and providers (as well as users) need to be aware of the complex privacy issues surrounding the use of such products and how to deal with them in this rapidly evolving space. This webinar considers:
  • who must comply?
  • when does product data become personal, and which laws apply?
  • key risks, including security, individual rights and how to manage them
  • unexpected issues, including new data, special category data, pseudonymisation and further processing
  • are you direct marketing, and can you do so?
  • how to deal with indirect suppliers and providers, as well as affected third parties




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Dublin City Council


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Chartered Accountants Ireland


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Muriel Koyce
Sunbeam House Services


"I found the Conference to touch all the relevant areas for practitioners and something that I have no doubt will be utilised within my organisation"
Lynne Martin
Eirecom Limited


"Great mix of topics/issues relating to data protection."
Tony Hughes
Waterford Credit Union


"Good tips on outsourcing. The lessons learned from breaches was very useful."
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Bord Gais Eireann


"Speakers were very knowledgeable and articulate"
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ESB Electric


"It was well put together. Good speakers, content and venue. First class. Thank you."
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Bishopstown Credit Union

“Excellent conference… really interesting. You covered a multitude of topics which has given me a food for thought!”
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Central Bank of Ireland


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Brian Short
Irish Continental Group plc


"Informative as usual"
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Euromedic Diagnostics Ltd


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Ann Smith
Chartered Accountants Ireland


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Judith Fanning


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Paddy Power Plc


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Irish Water


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Catriona O’Sullivan
University College Cork


"This year, I was very happy with all the presentations. Thank you for organising it"
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Kerry Group Plc


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Cavan and Monaghan Education and Training Board