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9th Annual


25-26 January 2017      Ballsbridge, Dublin 4     

in partnership with the Irish Computer Society

Conference Theme: “It’s here, what’s next?"

The Association of Data Protection Officers would like to welcome you to the National Data Protection Conference on the 25th and 26th of January, 2017. Ireland's Data Protection community will gather in Ballsbridge, Dublin for this two-day programme which will include informative workshops and presentations from some of Europe’s top data protection professionals. This is the largest data protection event in Ireland and is a must-attend event for your DP calendar.

Two Day Conference

Day One -

Preconference Workshops “Conducting a Data Protection Audit”

ICS HQ in Ballsbridge will host Day 1 of the conference which will comprise of 2 full day workshops on Data Protection Essentials (for all beginners) and a full day workshop on how to handle a data breach which will include all you need to know on how to handle a data breach. On day one there will also be be two half day workshops on conducting a Data Protection Audit and Privacy by design.

- Day Two

Presentation Day “Listen to the Experts”

Day 2 will take place in the Aviva Conference Centre. We will have a line-up of notable speakers including the Commissioner and Minister Dara Murphy at this year’s conference. It will focus on topics such as: EU GDPR, Data Transfer; Cybersecurity; Training; Data Protection codes of practices; and Risk Management, just to mention a few. The theme of the conference is “It‘s here!! What next?” focusing on the GDPR and its impact on business.

This Year's Speakers

Dara Murphy

Dara Murphy TD

Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Single Digital Market,
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne

Analytics Client Architect,

Helen Dixon

Helen Dixon

Data Protection Commissioner,
Data Protection Commissioner

Danielle Cussen

Danielle Cussen

Director of Data Services,

Kevin Koidl

Dr. Kevin Koidl

Research Fellow,
Trinity College Dublin/

Kevin Sweeney

Kevin Sweeney

Chief Information Officer,

Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data,
Ryerson University

Andrew Harbison

Andrew Harbison

Director Digital Forensics,
Grant Thornton

Tom Hulton

Claire Morrissey

A&L Goodbody

Tom Hulton

Tom Hulton


Tricia Higgins

Tricia Higgins

FHB Consultancy

Tricia Higgins

Ian Bourne

Group Manager, Policy Delivery,
ICO uk

Marie Murphy

Marie Murphy


Fintan Swanton

Fintan Swanton

ADPO Tutor

Lanre Oluwatona

Lanre Oluwatona

Data Protection Consultant,
Irish Computer Society

Eunice Delaney

Eunice Delaney

Assistant Commissioner,
Data Protection Commissioner

Conference Agenda

25th January 2017

ICS Building, Ballsbridge

Data Protection Essentials (for all beginners) (booked out) - Fintan Swanton, ADPO

How to handle a data breach - Lanre Oluwatona, Irish Computer Society

Privacy by Design - Marie Murphy, (booked out)
Conducting a Data Protection Audit - Eunice Delaney, Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (booked out)

26th January 2017

Aviva Stadium Conference Centre


Welcome Address

Jim Friars
CEO, Irish Computer Society


Minister's Address

Minister for Data Protection, Dara Murphy
Department of Foreign Affairs


Legal Aspects with the new EU GDPR

Claire Morrissey
A&L Goodbody


How to get through an audit

Kevin Sweeney
Chief Information Officer, CPL


The new world of proof: bringing data transfers into the circle of compliance

Danielle Cussen
Director of Data Services, Wizuda

11:00 – Coffee


GDPR - An opportunity rather than a threat?

Jason Byrne
Analytics Client Architect, IBM


How aware are you of your Digital Footprint?

Dr. Kevin Koidl
Research Fellow, Trinity College Dublin



Andrew Harbison
Grant Thornton

13:00 – Lunch


Commissioner's Report


Brexit: The GDPR and beyond: an ICO perspective


Privacy by Design

Dr Ann Cavoukian
Executive Director, Ryerson University


New risks for Data Processors.

Tricia Higgins
FHB Consultancy


Panel Discussion


Closing Address

Tom Hulton
Chairman, ADPO


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Members Day Two: €290
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