PL&B UK 95 gives practical advice on preparing for the GDPR

As the GDPR is now just over 4 months away, the January edition of PL&B UK Report leads with plenty of practical advice resulting from last November’s PL&B’s GDPR Help! Roundtable 1: Demonstrating Compliance. You can contribute and benefit from these discussions by taking one of the last 3 places at GDPR Help! Roundtable 2: Managing Risk, on 31 January hosted by Macquarie Group in London. The final Roundtable in the current series is on 28 March.

Today, we launch PL&B’s 31st Annual International Conference, Navigating GDPR: The art of the possible. It will take place on 2-4 July 2018, at St. John’s College, Cambridge. The themes will include:

1. GDPR national implementation
2. Tensions between the UK and the GDPR
3. Future EU adequacy decisions regarding 3rd countries
4. A risk-based data protection strategy
5. Personal data as an asset
6. Data compliance and innovation
7. Value added certification
8. Competition and privacy regulators working together
9. The GDPR and the EU e-Privacy Regulation
10. The future of retailing
11. Blockchain as a data protection and security tool
12. Fines and other sanctions
13. Employee issues: profiling, training
14. Cloud and data sovereignty
15. Privacy and genetic data

Before the end of January and the end of the early bird booking period, we will start announcing speakers and sessions. Register and find regularly updated information on our Annual Conference page.


Stewart Dresner, Publisher



UK Report 95

Lead story:

Organisations discuss how to demonstrate GDPR compliance

Companies are well on track with compliance programmes but different approaches to GDPR-readiness emerge.

Contents also include:

  • Comment: Data transfers after Brexit?
  • High Court finds Morrisons vicariously liable for data breach
  • ICO to Lords: “Innovation and privacy, not innovation or privacy”
  • Marketing mythbusting – GDPR and the E-Privacy Regulation
  • DP Bill amended in the Lords
  • Contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors
  • Training for busy DPOs
  • FOI ‘too slow’ to contribute to the Brexit debate
  • Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 for data breach
  • Government proposes to amend the Investigatory Powers Act
  • Industry stresses the importance of a UK adequacy deal
  • ICO issues draft GDPR guidance on children’s data
  • Harmonised GDPR training
  • Consumers start collective action against Google
  • Government consults on cyber-security
  • Guernsey adopts new DP Law
  • EU DPAs threaten legal action over Privacy Shield
  • UK to become third country for data transfers