Westminster eForum

The future of data protection regulation in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 25th February 2020

Central London


This timely seminar will consider next steps for developing data protection regulation in the UK.

The agenda includes discussion on the ongoing impact of GDPR in the UK since its implementation.

Delegates will discuss the current regulatory and enforcement landscape in the UK - with a number of fines issued by the ICO and other European regulators in the past 12 months against large businesses following data protection breaches.

Further sessions will examine the ICO’s ongoing development of codes of practice in a range of key strategic areas.

It takes place in the context of:

We also expect discussion on the potential for development of sector-specific codes of conduct by representative organisations and trade associations - with the ICO currently developing its accreditation requirements for bodies seeking to develop codes of this sort.

Those attending will consider what these codes of conduct should include, and the next steps for their development and adoption.

We also expect discussion on the potential impact of a range of further regulatory and policy initiatives, including:

  • The draft Online Harms White Paper and the recently-concluded consultation;
  • Consumer IoT security - the Government’s consultation on regulatory proposals;
  • The ICO Sandbox - aimed at ‘supporting organisations which are developing innovative products and services using personal data with a clear public benefit’;
  • Real-time bidding in the programmatic advertising market - and the ICO’s ongoing work examining its functioning and the related data protection implications; and
  • The ICO’s Annual Report for 2018-19 - and the implementation of GDPR and the Data Protection Act.

Further sessions will discuss the steps taken so far by businesses and organisations across a number of the sectors of the economy to develop improved data protection standards.

Those attending will consider the cross-sectoral applicability of key measures, as well as next steps for the continued development of data protection best practice.

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Bamford

Director of Strategic Policy, Domestic, Information Commissioner’s Office


Mark Thompson

Global Privacy Lead, KPMG

Ruth Boardman

Partner and Joint Head of International Privacy and Data Protection Group, Bird & Bird

Dawn Monaghan

Head, Data Sharing and Privacy Unit, NHS England

Linda NiChualladh

Head of Privacy (Legal), EMEA, Citi

Zoe Rowland

Head, Data Governance, Cancer Research UK

Chris Combemale

Chief Executive Officer, Data & Marketing Association