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The conference will address the wide range of ways in which companies need to understand and manage legally the flow of personal data between countries, companies, and objects related to people. Now that 109 countries have national privacy laws, what are the unintended consequences when managing a global privacy function? While EU tensions with the USA Safe Harbor rumble on, we will also cover major privacy developments in China.
To match the conference title, Privacy in a Connected World, we have a cluster of sessions on building privacy into innovation, such as wearable tech, connected cars and driverless cars, use of black box data in cars and drones.
This conference has sessions which address the questions, such as, how does the law deal with the tension and the balance of rights between individuals and companies? What do national privacy regulators expect? How are the laws developing? How far should companies go in conducting a Privacy by Design exercise? What evidence of such an exercise would satisfy the Data Protection Authorities?
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A unique summer-school atmosphere
This year, PL&B’s 28th Annual International Conference ‘Privacy in a Connected World’ returns to St John’s College, Cambridge, where participants will enjoy the excellent refurbished facilities at the new conference centre. Come and experience a classic Cambridge college and walk across the Bridge of Sighs.
This residential conference is an opportunity to enjoy a unique friendly summer school atmosphere, while mingling with a group of Data Protection Commissioners, privacy managers, specialist lawyers and academics from many countries.
The conference brings you into close contact with privacy regulators, challenges conventional wisdom, offers good networking experience and provides excellent value for money.
Click the following links to see the programme for each day of the conference:
Day 1 - Monday July 6th
Day 2 - Tuesday July 7th
Day 3 - Wednesday July 8th
Click here for PDF programme of all three days
Note: Speakers are confirmed as at 24th April 2015 but the dates and timings of sessions may change.
Practical insights and solutions
This conference features a finely balanced group of regulators, companies, lawyers, consultants and academics from many countries. They will give us insights and advice into how we should address the practical every day challenges of implementing national privacy laws in our organisations. We will cover:
- data flow mapping as a preparation for effective privacy impact assessments
- how to measure privacy effectiveness using the Privacy by Design methodology
- managing a subject access programme
- making legitimate interests work as a legal basis for processing personal data
- The UK Information Commissioner’s Operation Spruce on the hiring of private investigators by major companies and other organisations
- Preparing for an ICO audit
Every Privacy Laws & Business event qualifies for accredited CPD points for the purposes of the England and Wales Solicitors Regulation Authority’s requirements. Please quote AQJ/PLBU when applying for the points with the SRA.
“An excellent way to understand the issues and how they are seen by practitioners and regulators in numerous jurisdictions”
Olga Ganopolsky, Maquirie, Australia
“Many congratulations on a hugely successful conference. PL&B still setting the standard after all these years!”
Scott Singer, Dentons, UK
“Outstanding conference to learn DP Law and connect with experts.”
Pablo Palazzi, Allende & Brea, Argentina
“This is truly one of the most informative, sophisticated and forward looking data privacy conferences I have attended.”
Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC, Canada
“An excellent opportunity to meet experts in the field and share ideas with other people in similar in-house positions to ourselves.”
Marilyn Sieff, Amadeus, Spain
“The Privacy Laws and Business Annual International Conference provides real depth and breadth on all the important privacy issues, and a chance to mix with many different industry specialists. As well as giving a thorough understanding of how the privacy world is today, it also (and more importantly) gives you real insight into where it is heading.”
Janet Lane, Experian, UK
"It was a fantastic conference - all the talks first class and the delegates all very knowledgeable. To come down to breakfast and sit between Jacob Kohnstamm [Chairman of the Netherlands Data Protection Commission and Chair of the EU Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party], and David Smith [Deputy Information Commissioner, United Kingdom]... highest quality privacy debate from dawn to dusk!”
Marcus Evans, Norton Rose Fulbright, UK
“The conference was engaging, interesting and enjoyable plus a great opportunity to network
and pick up useful tips and guidance”
Helen Gourdin, DIAGEO, UK
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