4th Annual

Compliance  -  GDPR  -  Process - Strategy

 Thursday 10th December 2020
8:00am - 4:30pm GMT
Virtual Event
The must-attend online event for the Data Protection and Technology community, featuring live keynote talks, breakouts and an interactive exhibition hall - all hosted live on a virtual platform. Free to attend for end-users working in IT, data protection and information security.

The Virtual Summit

When GDPR came into force it significantly raised the bar of obligation and accountability, ensuring that all organisations that handle personal data adhere to strict regulations around privacy, security and consent.

Over 2 years on from implementation and the landscape continues to shift, with the Schrems II ruling, geo-political tensions, and uncertainty around a post-Brexit adequacy decision creating a challenging environment for data protection practitioners.


​The DP 2020 Summit will consider how data protection has progressed, with insight from frontline practitioners reflecting on key trends, challenges and best practice. The event will also provide an update from the ICO; discussing the Age Appropriate Design Code, the Data Sharing Code of Practice, and examining some of the persisting areas of misconception and non-compliance.


Core conference topics for the online event include:

•    Key legal issues and obligations
•    Data protection and information security
•    Privacy Impact Assessments
•    Databases, data mapping and classification
•    Data flows and information sharing


2020 Speakers

Global Data Protection Controller, Pladis Global
Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv
Head of ICO Regions, ICO
Regional Manager, ICO
Research Director, IAPP
Head of Information Security & Cyber, NHS NSS
Senior Policy Officer, ICO
Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland
Lecturer in Cyber Security & Privacy, University of Edinburgh
GM EMEA, Protegrity
Privacy Solutions Engineer, OneTrust
Data Governance & Privacy, Global Open Finance CoE & Founder of Trace
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DIGIT has rapidly grown into the largest independent business technology community in Scotland. We run an extensive series of virtual conferences and online events focused on core areas of emerging Technology, Digital and IT. We also run Scotland's leading IT & Digital News Platform www.digit.fyi with over 100,000 page views per month.

The virtual events provide a unique platform for knowledge exchange, drawing stakeholders together to explore best practice, technological innovation and business outcomes. Our conferences attract a senior delegate following and have become renowned as an important forum for high-level networking.

​We are delighted to announce that DIGIT will be running our conference programme in a virtual environment. Not only will you be able to enjoy our full events line-up, but you’ll be able to log-in remotely and join us from anywhere in the world.

2020 Sponsors

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2020 Exhibitors

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For enquiries about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, contact Ray Bugg on ray@digit.fyi


2020 Agenda


The opening session will consider how the data protection landscape has shifted over the last year; exploring how regulation and enforcement has progressed and how organisations have adapted their information security and privacy measures to adapt to the challenges of 2020. The session will also discuss effective organisational engagement, examining how practitioners can engage with the board and embed privacy within organisational culture.


09:15   Welcome from the Conference Chair

Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland

09:20   Regulator Update

  • Landscape update from the ICO

  • Areas of focus and development over 2020

  • New and upcoming guidance

  • Promoting the transition from compliance to best practice

Ken MacDonald, Head of ICO Regions, ICO


09:40   Proactive Information Security Architecture

  • How to build a proactive security architecture that aligns with the organisation

  • Adapting to the challenges and the changing working environment of 2020

  • Embedding security culture across the organisation

  • Choosing security standards and moving the bar

Scott Barnett, Head of Information and Cyber Security, NHS NSS


10:00   Privacy in the Boardroom: The Metrics, KPIs and Reporting You Need​

  • Stakeholder support for a privacy program is key

  • With so much information at play, how do you know what to present in the boardroom?

  • Key metrics, deliverables, dashboards and reports that demonstrate functionality and success

  • How to take privacy compliance beyond the frameworks and build a strong program and culture of privacy

  • How to present key metrics that the board is interested in​


Joseph Byrne, Privacy Solutions Engineer, OneTrust


10:20   Combined Q&A

10:45   Break

SESSION 2        

Session 2 will explore a variety of key topics in a smaller and more interactive breakout setting. The breakouts will be run in 30-minute slots across three parallel streams, providing delegates the opportunity to attend three of the options live. The remaining breakouts will be accessible on-demand after the event.



11:00   Breakout A. The ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice

  • Finally, it’s here!

  • Why the delay and why the update;

  • What’s new?

  • What’s the take-away for you?

Maureen Falconer, Regional Manager, ICO


11:30   Breakout D. The Children’s Code: Introduction to the Age Appropriate Design Code

  • Provide you with an overview of the new statutory code, which services it applies to and how it will be enforced.

  • Understand the 12 Standards.

  • Help you identify how your organisation can conform and incorporate the Code’s standards into your design processes.

Jenny Brotchie, Senior Policy Officer, ICO


12:00   Breakout G. The Human Factor: Effective InfoSec Advice for the Remote Working Environment

  • An overview of human factors of security

  • Designing organizational security with people in mind

  • How employer/employee trust dynamics impact organizational level security

  • Thinking about human factors when designing security advice and requirements

Kami Vaniea, Lecturer in Cyber Security & Privacy, University of Edinburgh


12:30   Lunch, Networking & Exhibition



The closing session will consider the most prominent data protection trends that have emerged in 2020 and examine the associated challenges facing practitioners. From the increasing volume of sensitive personal data and the limitations of consent, to the shift to data localisation and the impact of the Schrems II decision on international data flows.

13:30   When Consent Won’t Cut It

  • 2020 has brought its challenges, not least for data protection

  • Increased pressure and new types of sensitive personal data

  • Greater awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion issues

  • This data carries increased legal risks, and errors can have serious implications

  • on controllers and data subjects alike. This session will explain why

  • Why consent is not always the most appropriate basis, and what options are there

Toby Hayes, Global Data Protection Controller, Pladis Global


13:50   The Shift to Data Localisation

  • Data localisation is becoming an increasingly familiar trend

  • This is a sharp contrast to a world where trade is becoming increasingly digital

  • Understanding the different forms of data localisation

  • The drivers behind data localisation measures

  • The reality of the economic impact of data localisation

Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv


14:10  Schrems II and Global Data: What’s Next?

  • July’s ECJ decision invalidated the EU-US Privacy Shield adequacy determination

  • Understand the implications of the “Schrems II” ruling

  • Learn how companies around the world are currently responding

  • Consider how U.S. EU and UK policymakers could respond

Caitlin Fennessy, Research Director, IAPP

14:30   Combined Q&A

14:55   Closing Remarks

15:00   Session Close


15:00    Networking & Exhibition

16:30    End of Day

*The agenda is provisional and subject to change


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