Data protection conference enjoys record attendance

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Leading data protection conference, PrivSec London welcomed a record number of delegates through the doors of the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster earlier this month.

The event brought over 2,000 CEOs and data practitioners together for presentations and debate surrounding the key issues affecting data privacy and cybersecurity today.

A content-rich agenda was delivered by expert speakers through five theatres across the two days, including: Privacy and Security; Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC); Financial Services; Public Sector; Emerging Technology, and Healthcare.

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe addresses delegates in the Privacy & Security theatre

Brexit took centre stage on day two of the data protection conference, with a packed-out theatre dedicated to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Focus topics included: Brexit & PECR19; Appointing an EU representative, and International Data Transfers.

Flor McCarthy, Director at EU Business Partners, said:

“In terms of transfers, the critical thing to think about is that the UK is in transition to being a full-scale 3rd country.

“Identify and be clear on what transfers take place in your business, and what it will take to allow those transfers to continue in future. Standard contractual clauses are currently compliant, so you can fall back on those.”

Abigail Dubiniecki, Founder, Strategic Compliance Consulting Ltd, said:

“We have to plan for multiple scenarios. But one thing is certain for data protection. Whether you’re in or out, EU’s data protection and privacy laws impact businesses around the world. Comply / align or lose market access.

“My advice is to stick to the principles and the good practices the GDPR has forced upon us and go beyond. Privacy and trust are business differentiators.”

Responding to the demand for more discussion around this momentous political shift, and its impact on privacy and security, Brexit Briefing by PrivSec is now set to take place at a central London location on 18th March 2020.

Click here to register for Brexit Briefing by PrivSec today.


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