Nowhere to Hide

29 June - 01 July 2020

St John's College, Cambridge, UK


** Conference Postponed **

It is with great regret that, due to the Covid19 infection cutting its way across the world, we have decided to postpone PL&B’s 33rd Annual International Conference in Cambridge.

We can no longer expect that anything will be back to normal by the end of June. Even if some restrictions are relaxed by then, we will not be able to run the world’s longest running independent privacy law conference for which we have become well-known around the world.

Alternative plan - We have a plan in place to run the conference with the same speakers at a venue in central London in November. We will confirm the precise dates and location once we are confident that international travel and social gatherings will be allowed and safe.

We will keep our website updated with any new developments.


Companies increasingly have nowhere to hide, and individuals are subject to constant surveillance and monitoring.

This year's conference programme examines the scope of privacy legislation as it expands around the world. Are companies attempting to sidestep their obligations? Are intrusive technologies as invasive as they seem? Does enforcement work? Is collective action making a difference?

A unique summer-school atmosphere

This residential conference is an opportunity to enjoy a unique friendly summer school atmosphere while mingling with Data Protection Commissioners, privacy managers, specialist lawyers and academics from many countries. Held at the beautiful St John’s College, Cambridge. Come and experience a classic Cambridge college and walk across the Bridge of Sighs over the River Cam.

This conference connnects you with privacy regulators, challenges conventional wisdom, offers great networking experience and provides excellent value for money. Attending will empower you to increase your return on investment by getting privacy right.

This event qualifies for up to 12 CPE credits

The conference programme: We expect to publish the full daily programme once new dates are confirmed. Not sure which conference days to attend or who from your team will attend? You can book now and then change days and update us on who will be attending once the full programme is published.

Reasons to attend Who attends
  1. Make personal contact with privacy regulators and decision-makers from many countries
  2. Gain tools to do your job better
  3. Attend sessions on your most pressing privacy problems
  4. Learn from models of company good practice what does/does not work
  5. Discuss your own issues with lawyers from many countries
  6. Exchange experience by networking with your peers and assess the strengths and weaknesses of your policies
  7. Reduce your risk by making assessments of grey areas
  8. Look ahead: understand privacy trends which impact everyone
  9. Plan ahead to avoid sanctions
  10. Increase your Return on Investment by getting privacy right
  • Chief Privacy Officers
  • Data Protection Managers & Staff
  • Lawyers
  • DP Advisers & Trainers
  • IT Security Managers
  • Database Managers
  • Consultants & Auditors
  • Marketing & HR Managers
  • DPAs & Regulators