28th International Conference

Privacy in a Connected World

6 – 8 July 2015
St. John's College
Cambridge, UK








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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.

We will keep you up to date via email, LinkedIn, Twitter #PLB2015AC and Facebook.

12 Conference themes

1. Privacy in a connected world: tracking, wearable tech,
    drones, connected cars; Big Data

2. Reports: Ireland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United
    Arab Emirates; Hong Kong; USA; United Kingdom; The
    European Data Protection Supervisor; China

3. Managing a global privacy function

4. Enforcement: France; the Netherlands; the United Kingdom; the Global Privacy Enforcement Network

5. E-commerce

6. US Safe Harbor

7. Progress report on the EU Data Protection draft Regulation

8. Surveillance

9. The International Privacy Law Library

10. Practical privacy management; Research; Subject access; Privacy risks and Privacy by Design; Privacy
      Impact Assessments; Cloud; Audits

11. Hiring private investigators

12. Your privacy career






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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 22nd June 2015 but the dates and timings of sessions may change.

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.

55 speakers from 11 countries

This conference features a finely balanced group of regulators, companies, lawyers, consultants and academics from 11 countries:

1. Australia
2. Belgium
3. Canada
4. France
5. Hong Kong
6. Hungary
7. Ireland
8. Netherlands
9. United Arab Emirates
10. United Kingdom
11. USA

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.


“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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