• SARs – Complaint Response Preparation
  • The Right To Be Forgotten – Including “revenge porn” or other online harassment
  • What’s hiding in your unstructured data?
  • Marketing & Cookie Compliance Rules – Does PECR Still Apply
  • EU’s ePrivacy Regulation
  • Schrems II ruling, Recap & Update
  • Case Studies

A one-day conference

Live Virtual Event 

Date: 11th March 2021

We have yet to see the full impact of Covid-19 on data privacy, with an increase of security breaches, cyber threats and remote working, 2021 will unveil more of the issues associated with the pandemic. The impact of track and trace, issues surrounding the retention of the medical data from these apps hasn’t yet become apparent. This conference will discuss the potential issues highlighted by the pandemic, the impact of Brexit on European data privacy, changes to policies and how they need to be managed when dealing with a UK based company.

We will look at the outcome of the Schrems II ruling, how unstructured data can have an impact on a company’s compliance, the free flow of non-personal data in Europe and much more. We have a fantastic line up of Data Privacy experts whose expertise can be drawn upon through the day to ensure you come away more informed in the area of data compliance.

The Data Privacy Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Initial feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.

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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 to name just a few.

Full Day Programme 

Opening Remarks & Conference Chair
The Future Of Data Privacy in the EU

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

  • Proposal for an EU Data Governance Act
  • The free flow of non-personal data within the EU by May 2021
  • What is non-personal data and how is it regulated?
  • Why will non-personal data matter in 2021?
  • How to prepare for this
Impacts of the recent Pandemic on Data Privacy

Brexit, GDPR, & Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) – the UK Data Protection landscape

Speaker: Ben Rapp, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP, Founder and Principal at Securys

  • Adequacy – what is it and is the UK going to get it?
  • What could no adequacy mean for digital trade with the UK?
  • How would my business be affected if we have operations on both sides of the border?
  • Will the rules for data change in the UK if there’s no adequacy?
  • What about the rest of the world, especially the US?


  • Does Covid change the rules for processing data?
  • What new data risks does my business face in dealing with Covid?
  • What’s likely to happen from a data perspective over the rest of this year?
  • What are the issues after Covid?
The Right To Be Forgotten – Including online harassment             

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

  • Search engines can be required to delist certain search results
  • How victims of online harassment can have their information removed based on recent developments
  • Whether newspapers (or public bodies) can be required to edit or anonymise online archives
  • Whether employers can discriminate against employees based on old convictions
What is hiding in your unstructured data?

Speaker: Liam McKenna, Partner and Head of Privacy, Mazars

  • What is unstructured data?
  • How is it a compliance risk?
  • Where does your critical data reside?
  • Approaches to dealing with unstructured data
Data Transfers and Schrems II- Practical guidance on data transfers to the US, post Schrems. 

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

  • International data flows: Background and Standard Contractual Clauses
  • Schrems II ruling, recap and update
  • Brexit and Adequacy
  • Practical guidance- what to do now
Data Subject Access Rights: Complaint Response Preparation

Speaker: Douglas McMahon, partner, Technology and Innovation Group McCann Fitzgerald

  • Identity verification
  • Clarifying the scope and nature of the request
  • Constructing reasonable searches to identify personal data
  • Interpreting and applying the relevant exemptions
  • Practical tips and tools to make dealing with access requests easier
Cookie and Tracking Technologies Compliance – Where are we now

Speaker: Gillian Traynor, Data Protection Consultant/Director, Ambit Compliance

  • Guidance across Europe
  • Cookie consent in practice
  • Common Pitfalls
  • Case Study – Cookies

Kate CollearyKate Colleary

Director and Founder Pembroke Privacy

Kate is Country Leader for the International Association of Privacy Professionals(IAPP)the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community.

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She is a certified data protection practitioner (CIPP/E IAPP) and a leading expert in Data Protection and Freedom of Information law. She previously led the Data Protection team of an international law firm, has been a qualified practicing solicitor since 1999 and is the Principle of Colleary & Co, a law firm specialising in data protection litigation. She gained an honours degree in law from Trinity College Dublin in 1995.

Liam McKennaLiam McKenna

Partner at Mazars Consulting Services

Liam is a Partner in the Mazars Consulting Services practice. He focuses on delivering regulatory driven change.
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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.

Dr TJ McIntyre Dr TJ McIntyre

Lecturer at UCD

Dr TJ McIntyre is a Lecturer in Law in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin,
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He is the chair of civil liberties group Digital Rights Ireland and a consultant solicitor with FP Logue Solicitors where he specialises in privacy and data protection issues.

His research looks at information technology law, crime, and civil liberties, with a particular focus on fundamental rights in the online environment. He is a leading commentator on technology law in the national and international media.

Douglas McMahonDouglas McMahon

Partner, Technology and Innovation Group McCann Fitzgerald

Doug is a partner in the firm’s Technology and Innovation Group. He advises on a wide range of matters including information technology, intellectual property, data protection, cyber security, confidentiality and freedom of information.

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Doug has particular expertise in relation to the implementation of the GDPR in private and public sector organisations. He also has significant experience advising in relation to data protection breaches and data security incidents, from initial investigation and reporting to resolution.
Doug advises a wide range of clients in connection with complex commercial agreements, with a particular specialism in relation to agreements involving information technology and large scale outsourcing projects.
Doug lectures and provides workshops for clients and industry organisations on a number of topics, including obligations under the GDPR. He is also a trainer on PDP’s certificate course in data protection compliance.

Ben Rapp Ben Rapp

Founder and Principal at Securys

Ben is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with the Information Systems Security Management concentration, a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, a Certified Information Privacy Manager and an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy

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He’s also a Chartered Information Technology Professional and a Fellow of the British Computer Society. He previously founded and ran Managed Networks, the leading provider of IT services to the entertainment industry.

Gillian Traynor Gillian Traynor

Data Protection Consultant

Gillian is a Certified Data Protection Practitioner (CDPP) and graduated from DCU with an Honours Degree in Marketing and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Marketing.

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Gillian is a business professional with over 2 decades’ experience working in eCommerce, Compliance, Technical Support and Customer Services. Gillian focuses on improving clients’ data protection compliance whilst also streamlining their business processes. She understands the intricacies of business, having worked in industry for 20 years and offers clients pragmatic GDPR. ePrivacy and data protection advice and solutions based on their individual operational requirements. Gillian is a member of the Irish Computer Society and the Association of Data Protection Officers.

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



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