PL&B 27th Annual International Conference

New Horizons ~ New Risks

30th June - 2nd July 2014 
Queens' College, Cambridge, UK

Programme now available

10% discount until 
April 30th

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10% discount until April 30th

Confirmed Speakers


- Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP, Minister of State for Justice, UK
  The government’s plans to strengthen the UK Data Protection
  Act and related law
  EU DP draft Regulation: 2nd and final round?

- Lilian Mitrou, Asssociate Professor, University of the Aegean, Greece,
  Chair DAPIX Council of Justice Ministers Committee,  Greek
  Presidency, January - June 2014
  Progress on the EU Data Protection draft Regulation under the Greek


Data Protection Authorities and International Organisations:

- Peter Hustinx, European Data Protection Supervisor, Belgium
  EU DP draft Regulation: 2nd and final round? 
  US Safe Harbor: Surveying the foundations

- Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, Information
  Commissioner's Office, UK
  EU DP draft Regulation: 2nd and final round? 
  Using the ICO’s expanded powers for maximum impact on
  organisations and individuals

- Gemma Farmer, Senior Policy Officer, Information
  Commissioner’s Office, UK
  Get ready for a UK Information Commissioner’s privacy seal on the
  near horizon

- Elizabeth Denham, Commissioner, Office of the Information & Privacy
  Commissioner, British Columbia, Canada
  Converting accountability into credible building blocks for consumers and regulators

- Willem Debeuckelaere, President, and Marc Vael, Head of Audit, Commission de la Protection de la
  Vie Privee, Belgium
  Belgian Data Protection Commission’s new company audit programme: Preparing for a new European legal

- Christopher Hoff, Administrator - U.S.-EU & U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Frameworks, U.S. Department
  of Commerce, USA
  US Safe Harbor: Surveying the foundations

- Bruno Gencarelli, Deputy Head of the Data Protection Unit, European Commission, Brussels
  Investigations and data protection: Balancing conflicting risks

- Marie-Hélène Boulanger, the Head of the Data Protection Unit, European Commission, Brussels
  EU DP draft Regulation: 2nd and final round?

- Christian D'Cunha, Policy and Consultation Unit, European Data Protection Supervisor, Belgium
  Investigations and data protection: Balancing conflicting risks

- Geraldine Dersley, Lead Solicitor and Director, BCR programme, Information Commissioner’s Office, UK
  How to successfully gain approval for your Binding Corporate Rules



- Leena Kuusniemi, Senior Legal Counsel, Rovio Entertainment, Finland
  How the Angry Birds company keeps 350 million happy players safe and maintains a constructive
  dialogue with Data Protection Authorities

- Eric Heath, Director of Legal — Global Privacy and Public Policy, LinkedIn, Ireland
  How LinkedIn approaches its relationships with Data Protection Authorities

- Fernando Lucini, Chief Technology Officer, HP Autonomy, UK and Daniel Pradelles, EMEA Privacy Officer,
  Hewlett-Packard, Paris
  New horizons for powerful data analytics: Balancing privacy risks for users

- Claus Ulmer, Group Data Privacy Officer, Deutsche Telekom, Germany
  Integrating privacy and security when developing new business models

- Stefan Hanloser, Global Privacy & Data Protection Officer, Allianz Asset Management, Germany
  Applying quality management principles to data protection compliance

- Vanessa Mortiaux, Senior Legal Counsel, EE, UK
  Creative use of mobile data as a core element of EE’s business strategy

- Bob Stephenson, Head of Service Delivery, Affinity Partnerships, Experian, UK
  Data Breach Response: The US and European experience

- Antonio Kung. CTO Trialog and Coordinator PRIPARE, France
  Bridging the Privacy-by-design gap between privacy managers and software engineers

- Peter Wood, Chief Executive Officer, First Base Technologies LLP, UK
  Security risks – Assessing your vulnerabilities


Local Government:

- James Derby, Corporate Solicitor, London Borough of Croydon, UK
  High profile breaches of the Data Protection Act – Tips for Survival


Law firms:

- Pamela Stein, Partner, Webber Wentzel, South Africa
  South Africa’s comprehensive EU-based Protection of Personal Information Act

- Pablo Palazzi, Attorney, Allende & Brea, Argentina
  Latin America’s data protection laws: An EU basis with distinctive national flavours

- Margaret Tofalides, Partner, Clyde and Co LLP, UK
  Data Breach Response: The US and European experience

- Sally Annereau, Data Protection Analyst, Taylor Wessing, UK
  Wearable technology in the workplace

- Nigel Parker, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy, UK
  Instructing private investigators: Avoiding criminal liability and other risks

- Tanguy Van Overstraeten, Partner, and Annamaria Mangiaracina, Partner, Linklaters, Belgium
  Investigations and data protection: Balancing conflicting risks

- Richard Cumbley, Partner, and Simon Kerr Davis, Associate, Linklaters, UK
  A path from chaos to good order for employees’ use of social media

- Ann Bevitt, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, UK
  Workplace surveillance: What the multi-national employer really needs to know – and do

- Victor Naumov, Managing Partner - IPT&C, Dentons Europe, St Petersburg, Russia, and 
  Nick Graham, Partner, Dentons, London
  A guide to Russian data privacy law and avoiding regulatory action

- Gail Crawford, Partner, Latham & Watkins, London
  Top Five privacy traps for Apps


- Dr Chris Brauer, Senior Lecturer, Director, MSc Management of Innovation, Founder, Centre for Creative &
  Social Technologies, Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  Wearable technology in the workplace

- Dr Nilgun Basalp, Assistant Professor of Law, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, and
  Dr Elif Kuzeci, Professor of Law, University of Bahcesehir, Istanbul, Turkey
  Turkey’s long and winding road towards a data protection law based on its constitution, civil and
  criminal codes, sectoral regulations and the EU

Douwe Korff, Emeritus Professor of International Law, London Metropolitan University and Associate of the
  Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford
  A Europe-wide perspective on privacy seals: Advantages and disadvantages of going through the process


Distinguish the myths from realities

By attending this conference, you will better distinguish the myths from the realities, understand the new challenges and accompanying risks presented by privacy and data protection laws, and identify the new opportunities on the horizon. What are the implications for the way laws are interpreted and enforced by the regulators? How will you assess the impact on your company in different countries? Where is your room for manoeuvre? What does your organisation need to do to navigate your route through these challenges, conducting your business with one eye on your immediate operational needs and the other eye on the ever widening horizon?
We will keep you up to date as the programme develops via email, LinkedIn, Twitter #PLB2014AC and Facebook.

Highlights from the Privacy Laws & Business 26th Annual International Conference
Bridging Privacy Cultures



The Privacy Laws & Business 27th Annual International Conference will feature more than 40 speakers and chairs from many countries over 3 intensive days. Normally, around half of these speakers will be giving a presentation at this event for the first time.
At the world’s longest running independent international privacy event you are sure to gain professionally by networking with your peers. Many of the speakers attend the entire conference, providing you with an ideal opportunity to have direct contact with the key decision-makers, regulators, privacy lawyers, consultants and company privacy managers from many countries. Scan the horizon for new privacy issues and enjoy the unique summer school atmosphere.


Sponsorship and exhibition stands

Sponsors and exhibitors appreciate their high visibility.  They know this event is not an exhibition with a conference added on. Their stand will have high prominence, and will be clearly seen.
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Register now for a 10% discount until April 30th

3 days 2 days 1 day
Standard fees from May 1st £1,775 £1,210 £625
Fees with 10% discount until April 30th:
Law Firm & Consultancies £1,597.50 £1,089 £562.50
Companies £1,437.75 £980.10 £506.25
Not for Profit* £1,278 £871.20 £450
*Not for Profit includes: Public Sector, Charities, Data Protection Authorities, Academics and Micro Companies
20% VAT will be added to the above prices.
Accommodation at Queens' College (including breakfast) - £83.82 (no VAT) per person, per night. 
Sunday night dinner, June 29th - £40 (+ VAT = £48) per person.
You can amend your booking once the programme is published if you would like to change the days you will be attending.
CPD Points: PL&B SRA code is: AQJ/PLBU. Each day's attendance is worth 7 CPD points.
Cancellation & Substitution Policy
If you are unable to attend the conference for any reason, you may make substitutions at no additional charge but you must inform us in advance.
If you wish to cancel your booking, you must do this by May 31st 2014. Either an administration fee of 20% will be payable or you will receive a full credit towards another PL&B service. If full payment has already been made, the balance (less the administration fee) will be refunded.
If your cancellation notice is NOT received by May 31st 2014, you will be liable for payment of the full fee and will not be entitled to any refund.


Answers to your questions

1. May I share a conference place with a colleague? Yes. You can share a 2 day or 3 day registration with your colleagues so one of you attends on each day
2. How can I keep up to date on the programme? We will update you as the programme develops via email, LinkedIn, Twitter #PLB2014AC and Facebook.
3. Are all meals included in the registration fee? Yes. Unlike other conferences, lunches and dinners are included in the conference fees, giving you greater opportunities to network with the speakers and other participants.
4. May I stay at the conference venue, Queens’ College, Cambridge? Yes. Accommodation, including breakfast, can be booked when you register for the conference. Meals and after dinner social events give you plenty of opportunities to network.
5. Will I be able to meet the speakers? Yes. Many of them stay for all 3 days at the conference venue, attending all the meals and social events with other participants. At this high level conference, the speakers are accessible and approachable.
6. How do you make it easy to share the lessons I learn at the conference across my organisation? At the conference you will obtain a hard copy of the presentations for the days you are attending. During and after the conference, you will also be able to access and download the materials from the PL&B website. Reports on several sessions will be added to the website after the conference.
7. What can I expect? This is the world’s longest running privacy conference, except for the Data Protection Authorities’ own conference. You can see why by looking at past programmes going back to 1997 at and video clips back to 2008 at

Photos from 2013 conference

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“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

“Hearing from DPA’s/regulators and other countries – often we think something cannot be done and then we learn it is done elsewhere and works.”

“The conference was engaging, interesting and enjoyable plus a great opportunity to network
and pick up useful tips and guidance”
Helen Gourdin, DIAGEO, UK

"I think PL&B’s Cambridge event is unique... something for everyone at every level.”
Geraldine Henbest, Ernst & Young Global, UK

“Insightful presentations, a collegial atmosphere and thoughtful organisation of the event made for an enjoyable and valuable experience.”
Joseph Kwon, KPMG, USA

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    Bridging Privacy Cultures

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    Privacy Laws & Business 25th Anniversary International Conference

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  • 2011 Annual Conference

    24th Annual International Conference

    Aligning privacy accountability with your business strategy

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  • 2010 Annual Conference

    23rd Annual International Conference

    Privacy Practices on Trial

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  • 2009 Annual Conference

    22nd Annual International Conference

    Privacy as a business risk for top management:
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  • 2008 Annual Conference

    21st Annual International Conference

    Value Privacy, Secure Your Reputation, Reduce Risk

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  • 2007 Annual Conference

    20th Annual International Conference
    Global Warning! Privacy Climate Changes Ahead

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  • 2006 Annual Conference

      19th Annual International Conference
      Privacy Crisis Ahead?
      Investing enough in data protection to strengthen and defend your reputation
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  • 2005 Annual Conference

      18th Annual International Conference
      Making Privacy a Business Asset:
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  • 2004 Annual Conference

      17th Annual International Conference
      Integrating Privacy into your Business Strategy
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  • 2003 Annual Conference

      16th Annual International Conference
      Transforming Risk Assessment Into Everyday Compliance with Data Protection
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  • 2002 Annual Conference

      15th Annual International Conference
      Developing Successful Privacy Relationships
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  • 2001 Annual Conference

      14th Annual International Conference
      Making Privacy a Competitive Advantage
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  • 2000 Annual Conference

      13th Annual International Conference
      Successfully Managing the New Data Protection Laws
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  • 1999 Annual Conference

      12th Annual International Conference
      New Data Protection Law: Issues, Solutions, Action
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  • 1998 Annual Conference

      11th Annual International Conference
      Balancing New Data Protection Law with Changing Business Needs
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  • 1997 Annual Conference

    Privacy Laws & Business 10th Annual International Conference
    Planning Ahead to Ensure Compliance with the European Union Data Protection Directive
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