Winning at data protection regulation? Join the conversation at PrivSec Dublin


Coming to Dublin’s Convention Centre on 23rd and 24th September 2019, PrivSec Dublin is a content-rich conference event that champions collaboration, progression and innovation in data protection and cyber-security.

Among a huge range of key topics on the table at PrivSec Dublin, data protection expert Emma Martins will be exploring what effective data protection regulation means.

Data protection: implementation and enforcement

Almost a year-and-a-half into the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is timely to take stock and ask a few questions.

How successful have regulators been in enforcing new data privacy laws? How effective have organisations been in their response? And how do we begin to measure these dynamics?

Let’s consider the assessment of professor David Carroll. Speaking to the Irish Times recently, the star of The Great Hack documentary, said:

“Pursuing my Cambridge Analytica data taught me a deep appreciation for essentially the [EU data protection regime] and what it does to protect democracies.”

His data access request was ultimately unsuccessful, but his efforts revealed data processing malpractice and violation of data privacy rights on a global scale. The GDPR is now being recognised as a beacon for data protection standards around the globe, not least for the sea-change it has prompted in the way US lawmakers and big tech think about data privacy.

On this side of the pond, government and enterprise continue to work with EU regulators to achieve compliance, to uphold the regulation’s ethics of accountability, transparency and control, and to prevent another Cambridge Analytica from happening again.

Register your place today at PrivSec Dublin

Join the debate

Live at PrivSec Dublin, delegates can hear Emma Martins go deeper into the meaning, value and measurement of effective data protection regulation.

This fascinating talk will shed light on what we’re doing right, while highlighting processes that need urgent address as we bid to expedite the compliancy process.

Introducing your speaker, Emma Martins

Emma has held the statutory role of Data Protection Commissioner for the Bailiwick of Guernsey since 2012. At that time, she was also Information Commissioner for Jersey when the Islands created a pan-Island regulatory office.

Emma joined the Data Protection Office in Jersey in 2002 in the post of Deputy Registrar and was successful in her application for the position of Registrar in 2006. After the decision was made to separate the offices again in 2017, Emma remained in her post for Guernsey and left the Jersey role in early 2018.

Emma is an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Data Protection Authority and acts as the chief executive of that Authority with responsibility for day-to-day operations. Emma heads a small team that is committed to embedding data protection compliance into their jurisdiction by supporting positive, enlightened legal and ethical engagement by the regulated community.

Also speaking at PrivSec Dublin

  • Max Schrems, data privacy activist and Founder of NOYB
  • Nicola Roviaro, Head of EMEA Data Privacy Specialists at Google
  • Rowenna Fielding, Senior Data Protection Lead at Protecture
  • Stevan Stanojevic, Ethics and Compliance Manager at Ethiad Airways
  • Sheila Fitzpatrick, President and Founder at Fitzpatrick & Associates
  • Jacky Fox, Managing Director at Accenture

Reach the cutting edge of debate at PrivSec Dublin

Designed for a global audience of senior decision-makers and privacy specialists, PrivSec Dublin will explore the bonds between data privacy and data security.

Keynote talks and panel discussions led by industry experts will give the event’s 1,000 attendees the knowledge and tools they need to advance compliance programmes.

PrivSec Dublin details

Where: The Convention Centre, Dublin

Date: 23rd & 24th September

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