Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to provide advice to attendees on overcoming compliance concerns at Data Protection World Forum

Data Protection World Forum is proud to announce that the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is set to provide attendees a rare opportunity to receive in-person advice about their corporate data protection challenges, with its ‘Ask the ICO’ consultation at the event.

The ICO, which is integral to upholding GDPR and the UK’s Data Protection Act (2018), will have representatives present at Data Protection World Forum across both days to give guidance and advice to attendees on their corporate compliance journeys.

In addition to this, the ICO will be delivering the opening keynote on the second day of the conference, as Deputy Commissioner, Steve Woods, takes to the stage to host the session, ‘Democracy Disrupted? The Next Chapter’ – a follow on from the ICO’s investigation looking into the use of data analytics in political campaigns to target voters.

Anneke Schmider, Director, Strategic Policy (International) at the ICO, said:

“Data protection is fundamental to modern business, and the Data Protection World Forum offers a great opportunity for delegates to meet with ICO staff to access advice and information.”

Speaking of the ICO’s involvement at the event, Nick James, the Founder and CEO of Data Protection World Forum commented: “We are delighted to have the ICO’s presence at the event. They have been pivotal in the implementation of GDPR in the UK, and provide businesses across the UK with much needed support to comply with the new regulation. This a great opportunity for attendees to discuss their unique challenges with the commission’s experts.”

You can attend Data Protection World Forum free-of-charge and access the ICO’s ‘Ask the ICO’ area as well as five content theatres, live demonstration zones, networking opportunities and more.


The inaugural Data Protection World Forum (DPWF) will be held on November 20th & 21st 2018 at the ExCeL London which will provide a broader focus across the data protection and privacy space amidst the progressive tightening of global data protection laws.

Ahead of the end of year event, DPWF has launched a series of intensive workshops.

Further information on the DPWF and workshop details are available at: https://www.dataprotectionworldforum.com/