Sanctions & Fines ● E-Privacy Regulations

Brexit ● Breaches ● Emerging Technology

A one-day conference

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Date: 30th April 2020

This conference aims to provide delegates with the most up to date information on Data Privacy and what to expect over the next 12/18 months. The introduction of the new ePrivacy Regulations will see stricter rules on how our personal data is used, processed and stored online. We will also explore the role of AI and Machine Learning and the difficulties that arise when coupled with GDPR, and delve into multiple case studies to dissect how these have been handled. This and much more will be discussed on the day and is a must attend event for anyone whose role is data protection related.

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This conference will be of interest to all businesses in Ireland (large and small) such as, government departments, corporate consultants, retailers, banks, technology companies, healthcare organisations, marketing firms, legal firms, consultants, advisers, Data protection officers, local authorities, semi-state agencies and universities.

Full Day Programme

Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Daragh O Brien, Managing Director at Castlebridge

E-Privacy Regulations 2020

Speaker: TJ McIntyre, Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland and consultant, FP Logue Solicitors

  • The EU is currently finalising a new ePrivacy Regulation going beyond the scope of the old law with an impact across a range of sectors
  • Examining the latest text of the ePrivacy Regulation, its overlap with the GDPR, and the practical steps you should be aware of to ensure compliance
  • Telephone privacy, electronic marketing, cookies, and website analytics

GDPR Complaints and Legal Actions

Speaker: Niall Rooney, Data Protection Solicitor

  • Right to lodge a complaint and take legal action
  • Compensation and liability
  • Common causes of conflict
  • Conflict avoidance strategies

Workshop – Data Breaches in practice – working through a real-life breach case study

Speaker: Kate Colleary, Principal, Colleary & Co. Solicitors; Founder and Director Pembroke Privacy and IAPP Country Leader- Ireland. 

  • Applying what we have learned to a live data breach scenario.
  • The DPC’s data breach notification form
  • Issues describing the incident
  • Risk assessment
  • Practical issues that can arise during a breach.

The PSC (Public Services Card) case study – Personal data processing by public bodies:

Speaker: Dr Fred Logue, Principal FP Logue Solicitors

  • Legal basis for processing by public bodies
  • Data subject rights and public bodies
  • Processing of biometric personal data
  • Processing for statutory purposes – where are the limits?

Sanctions and Fines

Speaker: Sean O Donnell- Byrne Wallace- Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team.

  • Powers of the DPC to Sanction
  • Procedure for imposing sanctions
  • Case study of sanctions
  • Case study of fine

The rise of Adtech, Martech & Trackers – What are the GDPR risks

Speaker: Elaine Comyn- Consultant, Castlebridge

  • The rise of Adtech & Martech
  • Updates to cookie law and regulation
  • Real Time Bidding, what is it and why should we care?

International data transfers: Where in the world are we now?” (BREXIT – US – EEA)

Speaker: Ruth Prendeville Solicitor – Hayes Solicitors Commercial & Business team

  • Standard Contractual Clauses and data transfers to the US.
  • Recent developments in the rules around transferring personal data outside the EEA
  • Focus on transfers to and from the UK post-Brexit.

AI and machine learning, and data protection

Speaker: Deirdre Kilroy- Matheson

There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Early bird 2 – €435 + VAT  per Person – Normal Rate @ €495 + VAT.

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

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  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

The rate to attend includes morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event. 


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Payment for attendance is due within seven days from the date of invoice. This booking is transferable and a substitute attendee may attend on your behalf at no additional cost if you cannot attend. Cancellation of a booking must be received by CMG in writing by email or by post, no later than 14 days prior to the event or course date. Regrettably no cancelations or refunds can be made after this date. Cancellations will be charged an administration fee of 25% plus VAT.

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