19 January 2017

BP, London


Roundtable for exchanging ideas on planning and managing a GDPR compliance programme.

Host: Ellis Parry, Global Lead - Data Privacy, BP Legal, BP Oil International Ltd

Roundtable for peer group exchange will focus on managing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance process. Regulators and policy makers will not be invited to these roundtables.

Whatever happens with Brexit, your organisation will continue to trade with some of the 30 countries in the European Economic Area and you need to ensure that your organisation is complying with the GDPR.

The emphasis will be on sharing experience to help you organise and manage the process rather than giving legal advice on the impact of the GDPR.

The roundtables will be hosted by companies and take place in London in November 2016 and January and March 2017. Hosts will report on progress in their organisations. In addition, you should expect to discuss your plans with the group. Everyone learns and benefits from this participatory process.

The Roundtable will be limited to 25 people to facilitate discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.

A summary will be prepared after each session by Privacy Laws & Business on a non-attributable basis for distribution to the group.


  1. Rights of data subjects
  2. Subject access and the right to erasure (the Right to be Forgotten)
  3. DP by Design and Default, DP Impact Assessments, data retention and data breaches
  4. Data protection governance and strategy