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Data protection and the future of the data regulation in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 18th January 2022

***Full-scale policy conference taking place online***

This conference will consider key priorities for the future of data protection and regulation in the UK in the context of key developments, including:

  • a consultation on the future of the UK’s data regime, building on the National Data Strategy
  • plans to reform the role and scope of the ICO
  • the development of future ‘data adequacy’ partnerships to boost growth and trade

We are pleased to be able to include a keynote session with Harry Lee, Deputy Director, Data Protection and Data Rights, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as well as contributions from the Data & Marketing Association, Google and Eversheds Sutherland.

This will be a timely opportunity to consider priorities for adapting policy and regulation to support the use of data, and deliver an effective regulatory regime that is also able to adapt to facilitate innovation.

Delegates will also look at what is needed at a global level, discussing the role of international data adequacy agreements, what can be learned from international best practice for data protection and regulation, and priorities for the International Data Transfers Expert Council.

Sessions in the agenda include:

  • data protection and the evolving international landscape - trends and issues
  • the UK data protection regime and the evolving role of the ICO - assessing reform
  • supporting data sharing and innovation across the UK economy - adapting regulation and policy
  • an international perspective on data protection, regulation, and enforcement - case study
  • future data adequacy partnerships:
    • prospects for trading opportunities
    • international collaboration and economic growth
    • implications for the UK
  • UK data protection policy and the development of the UK’s future data regime - next steps


Our forums are known for attracting strong interest from policymakers and stakeholders.

Overall, we expect speakers and attendees to be a senior and informed group including Members of both Houses of Parliament, representatives from devolved and local government as well as jurisdictions from Europe and internationally, departmental and regulatory officials, key stakeholders from across data rich industries, the tech, media and telecommunications sector, their advisors and suppliers, data professionals, charities, advocacy groups and think tanks; consumer groups and industry bodies, organisations and individuals representing the views of consumers and citizens, lawyers, academics and educational institutions, and reporters from the national and specialist media.

This is a full-scale conference taking place online***

  • full, four-hour programme including comfort breaks - you’ll also get a full recording and transcript to refer back to
  • information-rich discussion involving key policymakers and stakeholders
  • conference materials provided in advance, including speaker biographies
  • speakers presenting via webcam, accompanied by slides if they wish, using the Cisco WebEx professional online conference platform (easy for delegates - we’ll provide full details)
  • opportunities for live delegate questions and comments with all speakers
  • a recording of the addresses, all slides cleared by speakers, and further materials are made available to all delegates afterwards as a permanent record of the proceedings
  • delegates are able to add their own written comments and articles following the conference, to be distributed to all attendees and more widely
  • networking too - there will be opportunities for delegates to e-meet and interact - we’ll tell you how!

Full information and guidance on how to take part will be sent to delegates before the conference

Keynote Speaker

Harry Lee

Deputy Director, Data Protection and Data Rights, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport


William Malcolm

Director, Privacy Legal, Google

Paula Barrett

Partner and Co-Lead, Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Eversheds Sutherland

Chris Combemale

CEO, Data & Marketing Association