With two weeks to go to PrivSec World Forum, event editor and research director, Robert Bateman shares his top five sessions to look out for.

PrivSec World Forum London

PrivSec World Forum opens at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London on June 7 and 8. Part of the Digital Trust Europe series, the event brings subject matter experts and thought leaders together to discuss the very latest in data protection, privacy, and security.

Privacy activist, Max Schrems

Through his privacy enforcement non-profit, noyb.eu, Max Schrems continues to hold companies and regulators to account. But while the Austrian lawyer has built up a reputation for being a custodian of privacy, recent actions have caused controversy among some professionals who have accused his group’s “privacy absolutist” stance.

Rob Bateman says:

“I can’t wait to hear Max discuss his work and hear his thoughts about the upcoming EU-US data transfer framework.”

Max Schrems’ keynote takes place on Tuesday June 7 from 13:25-14:10 BST, exclusively at PrivSec World Forum.

Other sessions not to be missed…

Consumer Trust and the GDPR’s Transparency Requirements

Robert’s idea for this panel came during his analysis of the Irish DPC’s enforcement action against WhatsApp, which took aim at the company’s privacy notice—but saw substantial disagreement among EU regulators around what WhatsApp had actually done wrong.

In an exclusive panel debate, experts Joseph Gaunt (William Hill), Olumide Babalola, Esq., (Olumide Babalola LP), Emily Johnson (Microsoft), and Linda Briceno (Lloyds) deep-dive into the GDPR’s notice requirements to help professionals understand how transparency can be used to build trust.

Consumer Trust and the GDPR’s Transparency Requirements takes place on Tuesday June 7, 14:15 – 13:00 BST. 

The UK’s GDPR Reforms: “Brexit Opportunity” or Compliance Burden?

The Queen’s Speech revealed scant detail about the UK’s plans to reform its data protection framework. But we know a new law is coming, and it may be ready in time for this session, which will help data protection professionals prepare.

João Barreiro Bermudez, Chief Privacy Officer (Global) at BeiGene, Eleonor Duhs, Partner, Head of Data Privacy at Bates Wells LLP, Katie Hewson, Partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP, and Rob Masson, CEO at The DPO Centre come together to explore the extent of the impact on the UK’s proposed data law alterations and what they may mean for business. 

“The UK’s GDPR Reforms: “Brexit Opportunity” or Compliance Burden?” takes place on Tuesday June 7, 11:20 – 12:05 BST.

International Data Transfers: Are Strict Transfer Rules Creating a “Splinternet”?

Recent EU decisions against Google Analytics have forced privacy professionals to confront the reality of data transfer restrictions: Communication with people in other countries might be about to become a lot more difficult—and might even be impossible in some cases. 

Only at PrivSec World Forum, this fascinating topic with huge global implications will be debated by our experts:  Nathalie Moreno, Partner at Addleshaw Goddard; Sally Barnard, Project Manager at Goldman Sachs; Paul McCormack, Global Data Privacy and Security at Saudi Aramco, and Mike Fong, Sr. Manager, Product GTM at ObservePoint.

“International Data Transfers: Are Strict Transfer Rules Creating a “Splinternet”?” takes place on Wednesday June 8, 15:15 – 16:00 BST.

Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs): Implementing a Target Operating Model

DPIAs are sometimes derided as “unnecessary paperwork” but they serve an extremely important purpose If carried out properly and at the right stage of an operation. 

PrivSec World Forum panellists, Victoria Guilloit, Partner at Privacy Culture; Ann McManus, Head of Data Protection and Privacy at Lloyds; Robert Grosvenor, Managing Director, at Alvarez & Marsal, and Emily Johnson, Sales and Marketing Privacy Program Lead at Microsoft, combine to discuss how data protection professionals can nail the DPIA and get real value out of the process.

“Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs): Implementing a Target Operating Model” takes place on Wednesday June 8 at 16:05 – 16:50 BST.

→ Date: Wednesday June 8, 2022
→ Venue: Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London

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