New Challenges for Data Protection Officers (DPO)

Venue: Hunton & Williams

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 24, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 24, 2011
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A rare opportunity for professionals to gather and discuss openly the various challenges they face in a quickly evolving industry.

A unique opportunity for expert advice and peer-to-peer discussions on:
Career development in privacy
Responsibilities of a DPO
Electing a DPO for the first time
Industry-specific considerations
Structuring your privacy team
Securing board level buy-in

The role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) is evolving, and with the privacy landscape shifting and being redefined to take into account new challenges, it is imperative that companies start thinking critically about the structure, leadership and responsibilities of their data protection teams.

In particular, organisations must take note of the requirements that could be introduced under a revised Data Protection Directive. There has been much discussion on increasing organisations’ responsibilities, through requiring them to appoint a DPO, conduct privacy assessments, and implement internal audit mechanisms, among others.

The accountability principle may also feature in the revised Directive, which would require data controllers to take appropriate and effective measures to implement privacy principles, and demonstrate compliance upon request.

Find out how and why the role of the DPO is shifting and the existing and new challenges.

Discuss how to gain visibility at senior management level and how to gain buy-in at board level.

With leading DPOs speaking at this event, delegates will have the opportunity to learn from their experience of handling real life data protection challenges. Delegates will be able to compare and contrast the role of the Data Protection Officer across sectors, and consider the wide-ranging skill sets that successful Data Protection Officers seek to develop.

Data Protection in the New Challenges for Data Protection Officers 2011 is accredited for 3.5 CPD hours with the Law Society and the Bar Council.

To register, or for more information, please contact David Longford on
+44 (0) 20 7012 1384 or at