Privacy Officers Network

14 December 2001



First Meeting


Stewart Dresner, Privacy Laws & Business

  • Background and Introduction to the Privacy Officers Network
  • Objectives
  • Role of Secretariat 

Member Introductions

EPON members explain their role within their organisation including;

  • Their position in the organisation (job title and location within the organisation)
  • Their main responsibilities
  • The countries which fall within their remit
  • Proportion of their job devoted to privacy compliance
  • Description of other responsibilities
  • Budget

Combining a European level compliance structure with effective staff training at a national level. To cover the following topics:

  • Overcoming cultural differences
  • Explaining the Functional relationship between the Global/European Privacy Officer and the national privacy officers
  • Managing the relationship between the Global/European Privacy Officer and national privacy officers
  • Motivating those with full and part time responsibility for data protection within the business
  • Translating legal advice into practical compliance advice
  • Using Company Codes of Practice to assist compliance within a multi-national
  • Training staff in a multi-national - the benefits and drawbacks of different training methods such as computer based training/ face to face training/ web based training and awareness. 

Influencing law making at European level. What can we learn from national experiences?

International and European Data Protection Standards – a way forward?

Nick Mansfield, Shell International, Chair of CEN/ISSS IPSE Steering Group

  • CEN/ISSS Initiative on Privacy Standards in Europe (based on Directive 95/46/EC)
  • Opportunities for involvement with CEN/ISSS

Alan Shipman, Chairman BSI/DISC Data Protection Committee BDD7

  • Implementing the International Security Standard ISO17799