2024 Conference Programme

Conference sessions and speakers confirmed to date. More to come!








Italy first in the EU to try to regulate AI

How the law is tackling online invasion of women’s privacy

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  • Michelle Ramsden, Senior Counsel, Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties, Department of Justice, USA
  • Claudia Berg, General Counsel, Information Commissioner’s Office, UK
  • Anna Buchta, Head, Policy & Consultation Unit, European Data Protection Supervisor

Chair: Rebecca Cousin, Partner, Slaughter and May, UK

Cross-regulatory cooperation: Collaborating at the intersections

  • Philippe Dufresne, Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
  • Senior regulators from the UK’s ICO and Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI)

A Tale of Two Courts: Lessons in Data Protection from Strasbourg and Luxembourg

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  • Anna Buchta, Head, Policy & Consultation Unit, European Data Protection Supervisor

The Evolution of Privacy in the Age of the Digital Package – Building Out Your Compliance Programme

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Clearview wins appeal against £7.5m ICO fine, but AI firms are not in the clear
When a processor becomes a controller

Chair: Mark Keddie, Chief Privacy Officer, SITA, Switzerland

What to do about AI regulation – Cutting to the chase
  • Giles Pratt, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, UK
  • Plus panel
Applying privacy law principles to diversity goals
How will the new Digital Information & Data Protection Bill affect the research community? Will it enable or weaken the protections for scientific research?
Surveillance and privacy at major public events: Balancing effective and proportionate uses of emerging technologies

Use of AI in Digital Health: Privacy Challenges and Mitigations

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Chair: Danielle van der MerweCounsel, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, Latham & Watkins, UK

The Art of Clarity: Practical Insights into Crafting Transparent Privacy Notices, DSAR Responses, and AI Explanations
  • Laura Brodahl, Senior Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Belgium
  • Adriana Collins, Senior Counsel, International Privacy, Paramount, UK
  • Arnd De Weirdt, International Privacy Counsel & DPO EMEA, Randstad SourceRight, Belgium
  • Catarina Silva, Head of Europe Data Protection Office - Senior Managing Counsel, Mastercard, Netherlands

Synthetic Data as a Privacy-Enhancing Technology for Online Marketing

Chair: Valerie Taylor, Consultant, Privacy Laws & Business

Digital Sovereignty: Should European Policy Favour European Clouds?

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  • Christopher Millard, Professor of Privacy and Information Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Dr Ian Walden, Professor of Information and Communications Law, Professor of Information and Communications Law, Queen Mary, University of London, UK

Chair: Dr Nora Ni Loideain, Director and Senior Lecturer in Law, Information Law & Policy Centre, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK

The Evolution of Website Compliance – from Cookies to Event Tracking

Bridging the EU / UK data protection divide

Chair: Tim Hickman, Partner, White & Case, UK

Regulators tackle children’s issues from different angles
  • Brent Homan, Commissioner, Office of the Data Protection Authority, Guernsey
  • Paul Lavery, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald, Ireland
  • Linda Thielová, Head of Privacy Centre of Excellence, DPO, OneTrust, UK
  • Sophie Nerbonne, Director responsible for economic co-regulation, CNIL, France

Chair: Colin Bennett, Professor, University of Victoria, Canada

The data protection implications of AI and similar technologies on healthcare in the EU and US
  • Kate Colleary, Director, Pembroke Privacy, Ireland
  • Sue Foster, Data Privacy Director, Global Clinical Solutions, AstraZeneca, UK
  • Rocco Panetta, Managing Partner, Panetta Associates, Italy

Chair: Peter McLaughlin, Partner, Rimon, USA

Efforts to Improve GDPR Cross-border Consistency

Chair: Rosa Barcelo, Privacy & Cybersecurity Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, Belgium

How to 'bake in' Data Protection and empower Privacy by Design
Operationalising privacy alongside complex technology development - A real world view
  • Hellen Beveridge, Snr Manager - Data Responsibility + Privacy Delivery, Cognizant, UK
Optimising Data Monetisation Strategies Through the Use of PETs

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