What Key Aspects Does Your Organisation Need To Implement?

A one-day conference

Royal Marine Hotel,
Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Date: 28th September 2017

Sponsored by:

Mazars Logo

Due to popular demand and many requests to run an additional date for the ‘Implementing The New EU General Data Protection Regulations Conference’ we will now run another date for this event on Thursday 28th September in Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

CMG have run a series of heavily subscribed events on the New EU General Data Protection Regulations and after receiving very positive feedback following each event the main follow up information delegates want is a step by step approach on how to implement the new data protection regulations into their organisations going forward, what challenges to expect and how to overcome them.

Book your place now!

The regulations have now been approved by all EU Institutions and signed into Law with an 18 month implementation process, therefore never has there been better time to discuss and explore the implications of the New EU General Data Protection Regulations on your organisation with a step by step guide on how they should be implemented into each organisation (Large and small).

Key topical issues will be discussed on the day including; How best to respond to a Subject Access Request; how to manage a Data Breach Effectively; Key steps to running a compliant Direct Marketing campaign and what to do if preparing for a Data Protection Audit.

This is the fourth date for this event CMG have hosted and from listening to previous conference feedback it is a must attend event for all public and private sector organisations in Ireland who want to get a handle on the new regulations, ensure they are compliant and implement them successfully into your day to day operations.

Who Should Attend?”

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




Opening remarks from Conference Chairperson:
Angela Madden, Managing Director, Rits Information Security


Keynote Address:
Pat Breen, TD, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection


Overview & General Provisions
Speaker: Liam McKenna, Partner, Mazars

  • Overview of how we came to the GDPR
  • Where are we: Outline of implementation time-table
  • Why we have to comply with GDPR
  • Who will oversee compliance with the GDPR both in Ireland and in the EU


How To Implement The New EU General Data Protection Regulations
Speaker: Kate Colleary- Principal, Colleary & Co Solicitors and Co-Founder and director of Frontier Privacy

  • How to prepare for a data protection Audit
  • What the DPC will expect: Article 30 requirements; policies, procedures and protocols
  • Powers of DPC in the context of an audit
  • Lessons learned – what to expect


Deployment of a DPO
Speaker: Niamh Gavin, Data Protection Solicitor, AIB Group

  • What is the position under the current Data Protection regime with regard to Data Protection Officers?
  • What’s new under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • What responsibilities will the DPO have?
  • What skills will the DPO need?
  • Accountability of the DPO


Coffee Break & Opportunity To Network


Knowing the Rights of the Data subject under the new GDPR including the right to be forgotten
Speaker: Niall Rooney, Partner, FP Logue Solicitors

  • Who is a data subject and what are their rights? Who has obligations to data subjects?
  • Overview of current DPA legislation Vs GDPR in relation to data subject rights
  • Data owners and processors obligations to data subjects under GDPR
  • Inclusions and exclusions regarding data subjects as defined by GDPR
  • Subject access requests – what are they and what do they cover?
  • The “right to be forgotten” and recent developments
  • The right to be compensated for breaches under GDPR including examples of locations of data subject Vs data storage location Vs data processors location
  • The role of the Data Protection Commissioner and the Irish Courts in vindicating the rights of data subjects under GDPR


Running a Privacy Impact Assessment
Speaker: John Ghent, CEO, Sytorus


Actions for Damages under the Data Protection Directive and under the GDPR
Speaker: Dr Andrea Mulligan, Barrister-at-Law, Law Library/Trinity College Dublin

  • Introduction to actions for damages in Data Protection Law
  • Damages under the Data Protection Directive, and Irish Case Law
  • Developments in the UK: The Vidall-Hall Case
  • Damages under the General Data Protection Regulation


Lunch & Opportunity To Network
Workshop Sessions – 2pm – 4pm


Compliant Direct Marketing Campaigns & Responding To Subject Access Requests
Speaker: Peter Davey, Consulting Operations Principal, Castlebridge

  • Responding to a Subject Access Request
  • Running a Compliant Direct Marketing campaign


Managing a Data Breach – Prevention, Detection and Mitigation of a Data Breach
Speaker: Gerard Joyce, Director of Risk Management, CalQRisk

  • Managing a data breach effectively
  • Detecting the presence of cyber criminals in your networks
  • Mitigating the impact of a breach on your organisation


Q+A Session and Conference Close

Mazars LogoMazars is one of the leading professional services firms in Ireland. Services include audit, assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, corporate finance and financial outsourcing. With 400 staff based in Dublin, Galway and Limerick Mazars Ireland is part of an integrated partnership with over 18,000 professionals in 79 countries.

There will be 6 CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service.

Dr. John Ghent

Dr. John Ghent

CEO Sytorus

John is a co-founder and CEO of one of Ireland’s leading data protection firms, Sytorus, a company leading the market by delivering end-to-end Data Protection solutions.

Read more

John is a proven technical entrepreneur, with over 15 years of insight into business operations and execution. John excels at developing strategic partnerships, implementing mission critical technical solutions involving Big Data and building Data Protection solutions from the ground level up. His career to date has seen him selected by leading government agencies to pioneer the knowledge based economy agenda, successfully implement essential EU directives for the insurance sector, assist in cost reduction programmes across the financial services sector, and work with senior management and executives to drive efficiencies and maximise profit. John has extensive experience in developing smart technology solutions around data protection compliance, and is the primary IT architect for PrivacyEngine, Sytorusí innovative product to help Data Protection Officers be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation.

He is a certified Data Protection Practitioner, holds a bachelorís degree with honours and a PhD in computer science from National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He attended Harvard Business School, completing an Executive Education Programme

Pat Breen

Pat Breen, TD

Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection

Minister Breen was appointed Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection on 20th June, 2017 having previously served as Minister for Employment and Small Business since the 19th May 2016.

Read more

The Minister was first elected to Dail Eireann in 2002 and he has successfully retained his seat in each subsequent Election, in 2007, 2011 and 2016.

In the last Dail, Minister Breen served as Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade from 22nd June 2011 to 3rd February 2016.
The Minister has also served as Chairman of the Dail Sub-Committee on Overseas development 2010-2011.

Prior to his Party being in Government, Minister Breen served in various portfolios for Fine Gael and was his Party’s Deputy Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs with responsibility for human rights and overseas development from 2007 to 2011.

Minister Breen was a member of the Council of Europe from 24th January 2005 to 24th January 2011 and Deputy Leader of the Irish Delegation. He was a member of key committees including monitor the obligations and commitments of members states, developing economic affairs and overseeing relations with non-member countries. Minister Breen was appointed Rapporteur by the Council of Europe on a report entitled “The European civil aviation industry confronted with the global financial and economic crisis”, which undertook an in-depth analysis of the effects that the global financial crisis had on the European Civil Aviation Industry.

Prior to Minister Breen’s election to Dail Eireann, he was a member of Clare County Council and the Vocational Educational Committee from June 1999 to 2002.

Gerard Joyce

Gerard Joyce

Director of Risk Management, CalQRisk

Gerard is co-founder of CalQRisk with over 30 years experience in the ICT sector in various roles; engineering, technical sales, customer operations, IT management and risk management.

Read more

He is a member of the Institute of Risk Management, London (IRM), chairman of the NSAI Risk Management Consultative Committee and a member of the ISO International Risk Management Technical Committee (TC262) that is responsible for the development of risk management standards and guidance material. Gerard has worked with organisations in financial services, credit unions, education, aviation, technology and public service, providing advice and guidance on governance, compliance and risk management.

Niamh Gavin

Niamh Gavin

Data Protection Solicitor, AIB Group

Niamh is a data protection & privacy Lawyer who recently joined AIB advising on a wide range of data protection related issues and GDPR implementation.

Read more

Prior to joining the AIB legal Team, Niamh worked for a large Tech Company based here in Dublin providing support on many international data protection and regulatory issues and in private practice advising clients on all elements of data privacy. She is a graduate of the National University College Galway before completing her professional exams at the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and holds a data protection certification from the Institute of Bankers.

Dr. Andrea Mulligan

Dr. Andrea Mulligan

Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library and Assistant Professor, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Andrea Mulligan is a barrister practising in the field of public and regulatory law, with a specialisation in data protection law.

Read more
A graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B, and Ph.D) and Harvard Law School (LL.M), Andrea is an Assistant Professor at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin.

Angela Madden

Angela Madden

Managing Director, Rits Information Security

Angela has over 20 years experience in the IT industry focusing on information security.

Read more

Prior to joining Rits, Angela held several managerial roles focusing on Information Risk Management and IT Security both in Ireland and in Switzerland. Since joining Rits, Angela has assisted clients in the development and implementation of information security strategies and risk frameworks, defining and implementing Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) to enable them to proactively manage information risk and security within their organisations, conducted legal and regulatory compliance audits including Payment Card Industry (PCI) audits and undertaken various technical reviews incorporating a wide range of applications, systems and technologies.
Rits Information Security, established in 1990, is a wholly owned Irish company focusing on the delivery of specialised security consulting services, to Irish and international organisations.

Kate Colleary

Kate Colleary

Principal, Colleary & Co Solicitors and Co-Founder and director of Frontier Privacy

Kate is the principal of law firm Colleary & Co and a founder and director of consulting firm, Frontier Privacy.

Read more
Kate gained an honours degree in law from Trinity College Dublin in 1995. She has been a qualified solicitor since 1999.

She has also received a Diploma in Arbitration from UCD and a Diploma in E-Commerce from the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. She previously led the IP/Data Protection department of a large international firm. In Frontier Privacy, Kate runs the team that carries out Data Protection audits/gap analysis reporting for clients, large and small. Her team is renowned for providing clear, commercially focused solutions and clearly mapping how to achieve compliance using a project management approach.

Kate is regularly asked to speak on FOI and data protection issues and to comment in the media. She lectures on the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland’s postgraduate courses in technology law. She was one of only three Irish lawyers nominated for a Women in Law Award by the UK’s Lawyer Magazine. Kate has recently set up a “knowledge-net” group of privacy professionals who meet monthly to analyse the latest developments in privacy and cyber-information. She is also the Irish Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Liam McKenna

Liam McKenna

Partner, Mazars

Liam is a Partner in the Mazars Consulting Services practice.

Read more

He focuses on delivering regulatory driven change. Liam has 20 years of industry experience. He commenced his career working in Information Security and subsequently moved into Data Protection. He has managed the delivery of significant compliance driven projects with budgets in excess of €50m. Liam has assisted numerous organisations across the public, private and semi-state sectors with data protection issues. This includes meeting their compliance obligations, responding to breaches, developing and implementing remediation plans post breaches and responding to ODPC reviews.   More recently Liam has led Data Protection Impact Assessments within Banking, Public Sector, Health and Biometrics. As a leader in Mazars 200-person European Privacy Practice, he led the development of our GDPR compliance approach and methodology and has been applying this approach to clients since late 2016. He is currently adapting the Mazars European outsourced Data Protection Officer service for the Irish Market.

Niall Rooney

Niall Rooney

Partner, FP Logue Solicitors

Niall is a partner in FP Logue, a niche law firm based in Dublin focusing on technology, intellectual property, data protection and information law.

Read more

Niall specialises in intellectual property, brand law, data protection and regulatory law. He has worked with diverse clients from startups and SMEs to famous Irish and international brands, with a focus on technology, digital and consumer sectors. Niall qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and he heads up the firmís GDPR legal services advising businesses, charities and public bodies on compliance and data protection and privacy law issues. Niall sits on the IP & Data Protection Committee of the Law Society of Ireland, and is a member of the Association of Data Protection Officers and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

Peter Davey

Peter Davey

Consulting Operations Principal, Castlebridge

Peter is an experienced management consultant and IT programme manager with experience in data analytics, strategy consulting, and change management.

Read more

Prior to joining Castlebridge, Peter worked extensively in senior management positions in global consulting firms in London and Singapore and as an advisor to leading RegTech software start-ups. He holds an MBA from City of London University and has taught strategy and project management MSc programmes as a visiting professor at National University of Singapore and the University of London.

He is a graduate of the Law Society of Ireland’s Certificate in Data Protection Law and Practice and Consulting Operations Principal at Castlebridge where he leads teams of consultants advising both national and multinational enterprises and government on the formation and implementation of Information Governance and Data Strategy.

Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Click here for directions

Booking rate €395.00 + VAT

CMG Events Conference Discount

  • 15% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.

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

presentations within 24 hours after the event. 

Tel: 01 293 4764

Email: bookings@cmgevents.ie

   Telephone:+353 1 2933650

Booking rate €395.00 + VAT

Company Name (required)

Number of Delegates Attending (required)

Delegate's Name(s) (required)

Delegate's Position(s) Within Company (required)

Delegate's Email(s) (required)

Booker's Name (required)

Booker's Email:

Booker's Telephone (required)

Payment Options (required)

We recommend you pay by credit card to ensure you receive the best rate available

Invoicing Address

Accounts Phone Number (required)

Accounts Email (required)

NOTE: Please do not enter your credit card details. A member of our staff will contact you promptly when you have submitted the form.

Terms and Conditions:
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 Events in writing by email or by post, no later than 14 days prior to the event date. Regrettably no cancelations or refunds can be made after this date. In the case of a refund – an administration charge of 25% plus VAT will be deducted before a refund is made. CMG Events reserve the right to make any necessary changes to the advertised programme including a change of venue. The views expressed by the speakers are not necessarily those held by the organisers, nor is the organiser responsible for speakers opinions or statements. Please note CMG Events will distribute the delegate list to all registered attendees prior to the conference for networking purposes. However, in keeping with current data protection and privacy legislation, the distributed delegate list will not contain telephone or email contact details. Please advise CMG Events if you would like to have your name removed from this networking list for this event. We do not sell your data to a third party - we may use your contact details for the purposes of notifying you of other conferences or training courses that we run. If you do not wish for us to contact you again, please let us know by emailing sarahjane@cmgevents.ie

I have read the terms and conditions