Westminster eForum

The future for sharing and portability of consumer data - enabling data-driven innovation, safeguards, and the impact of the Smart Data Review

Morning, Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference focuses on the future for sharing and portability of consumer data - as well as priorities for supporting both data-driven innovation and the protection of consumers and their data.


Areas for discussion include:

  • The Smart Data Review - which seeks to shift greater control over personal data to individuals - with the Government considering the response to the public consultation on its plans;
  • Ofcom developing detailed proposals on an ‘Open Communications’ initiative - which would require communications businesses to provide consumer data to third party providers at the consumer’s request, as recommended by the Smart Data Review;
  • The CMA calls - as part of its update on tackling the loyalty penalty - for the Government to bring forward its Consumer White Paper;
  • ICO consultation on the draft Data Sharing Code of Practice - which focuses on changes to data protection legislation where these changes are relevant to data sharing; and
  • The future of cross border sharing of consumer data as the UK prepares for its future trading relationship with the EU and beyond.

Speakers

There will be keynote addresses from:

  • Tim Jarvis, Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy;
  • Fergal Farragher, Director, Consumer Policy, Ofcom;
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity; and
  • Will Hayter, Senior Director, Policy and International, Competition and Markets Authority.

Further confirmed speakers include: Jonny Bunt, BT; Sue Daley, techUK; Chris Gorst, Nesta; Philip James, Sheridans; Laurie Laybourn-Langton, IPPR and Richard Neudegg, uSwitch.


The agenda

  • The Smart Data Review - key proposals and next steps;
  • Addressing the ‘loyalty penalty’ in consumer markets;
  • Enabling data-driven innovation in consumer markets - opportunities, safeguards, and using data and technology to help vulnerable consumers;
  • Case study: enabling innovation in data-driven services for consumers through the development of Open Banking standards;
  • Data portability and transfers between online platforms - standards, collaboration, and consent; and
  • Data sharing and digital and online markets - regulation, competition, and ensuring consumers and their data are protected.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

This Westminster eForum conference has attracted particularly strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; CCAV; CMA; DCMS; DfE; DfT; DIT; HMRC; Home Office; ICO; MoJ; Ofcom and OGD.



Keynote Speakers

Tim Jarvis

Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Imran Gulamhuseinwala

Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity

Keynote Speakers

Tim Jarvis

Director, Consumer and Competition Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Imran Gulamhuseinwala

Trustee, Open Banking Implementation Entity

Fergal Farragher

Director, Consumer Policy, Ofcom

Will Hayter

Senior Director, Policy and International, Competition and Markets Authority

Chair

Yvonne Fovargue MP

Speakers

Richard Neudegg

Head of Regulation, uSwitch

Chris Gorst

Director, Nesta Challenges, Nesta

Sue Daley

Associate Director, Technology and Innovation, techUK

Philip James

Partner, Technology and Digital Media, Sheridans

Jonny Bunt

Director, Consumer Regulation, BT

Laurie Laybourn-Langton

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Public Policy Research