GDPR 6 months on and moving forward: The challenges and practicalities of compliance

November 6, 2018, Croke Park

GDPR Summit

November 6, 2018, Croke Park
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‘Compliance is not a choice’


Since the May 2018 GDPR deadline, regulators across Europe, including in Ireland, have recorded a sharp increase in the number of data-related complaints and breach notifications. Over 1,100 data breach notifications had been received by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner in the 2 months since the new legal regime came into force. Well-known privacy campaigner Max Schrems, a thorn in the side of the tech giants, was also quick off the mark filing complaints worth billions of euro against Facebook and some of its subsidiaries and Google’s Android mobile operating system.

With stricter rules and greater consumer awareness of their rights, privacy has become the “new normal” for all businesses. But, how does privacy become embedded in your business strategy and part of your business model?


‘Ignorance is not a defence’


Following the hugely positive response to our previous GDPR events which focused on getting compliant by the May 2018 deadline, several of our customers have asked us to hold a post GDPR event on the practical challenges of compliance: Understanding GDPR enforcement and embedding privacy as the “new normal” in your organisation. With that in mind, we’re delighted to host our 4th summit on November 6th in Croke Park.

Join us to get practical, actionable advice, network and share your experiences with data protection peers and experts. And, even if you are well behind in your compliance journey, we’ll have practical roundtable discussions for the absolute beginner and those still grappling with the challenges of compliance.

  • Hear from industry experts facing the same challenges you face and find out how they’re successfully complying with the GDPR
  • Cut through the legislation and noise and learn the salient points of GDPR
  • Understand how to build a successful data protection culture
  • Discover how to mitigate risks to your organisation
  • Network with peers and experts and most importantly, get your specific questions answered – our events have interactive features such as panel discussions, roundtable discussions and a Huddle Zone for one-to-one advise from our expert speakers and privacy professionals.
Decision-makers across the public and private sectors in

  • Data Privacy
  • Security
  • Protection and Risk
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • General Counsel.

Delegates from these well-known organisations attended our past GDPR Summits:

Knight Frank, Enterprise Ireland, VHI, Dublin City Council, An Post, Dorset College, MSD, CIE, Flogas,eir, Cartrawler, Cork CoCo, Irish Exporters Association, Microsoft, Westmeath CoCo, OPW, Dept of Employment Affairs and Social Protection,, ESB, Central Remedial Clinic, Tusla, Ireland’s Blue Book, Virgin Media, HP, A&L Goodbody, AWS, Trocaire, KPMG, Topflight, EPA, HSE, Glanbia, Irish Pharmacy Union, Acorn Life, Mercer, Atkins Ireland, Kingspan, DCU, Mater Hospital, St. Patrick’s Mental Health Service, Cisco, Insurance Ireland, VW Commercials, Audi, Dept of Education and Skills, AbbVie, Deutsche Bank, Fingal CoCo, Cluid Housing, Bord na Mona, Siemens, Bank of Ireland, SEAT, MJ Flood, Alcoholics Anonymous, Just Eat, Royal College of Surgeons, AIB, Skoda, VMware, Ulster Bank, HIQA, Tifco Hotel Group, Electric Ireland, Salesforce, Aryzta, Ervia, Dublin Bus, Pieta House, UCD, The Molloy Group,


Topics we’ll be covering include:

The data protection landscape before and after GDPR

What are the main challenges of complying with EU regulations?

Privacy officers: What does their new role look like post-GDPR? How to ensure privacy has a seat at the top table.

Subject access requests: Concerns and solutions

The new marketing landscape: The future of targeting under GDPR and ePrivacy law

Managing vendor risk: It’s a continuous effort under the GDPR: How to practically streamline vendor risk management

Governance and GDPR: How to ensure data protection controls are consistent throughout all business units

Understanding GDPR enforcement: Interacting with the Regulator and what may lead to enforcement actions

Privacy-by-Design post GDPR: Practical steps on how to embed privacy by design and DPIAs in your company.

What does GDPR mean for Big Data, analytics, AI and Mchine Learning?

Future policy and regulatory action beyond the GDPR and the ePrivacy regulation

PLUS, Roundtable Discussions where you set the agenda and get answers to your specific challenges getting to grips with GDPR compliance.


See below for footage from our December GDPR Summit as well as interviews with guests and speakers:

Interview with Louise O’Brien, Associate Director, KPMG and President of The Irish Chapter of DAMA

Interview with Stephen Twynam, Senior Sales Engineer, Citrix, UK & Ireland

Interview with Ian Evans, Managing Director, EMEA, OneTrust

GDPR Summit 2017: Supercut


Read below to see what some of the attendees from our previous GDPR Summits have to say:

Damian Carey

Operations Manager, Schlotter Ireland DAC

Very worthwhile and motivational conference. Made it very clear what has to be done and how to do it!

Kevin Warren

Assistant Principal, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Excellent. Very informative, good variety of speakers with good knowledge.

Debbie Slevin

Senior Projects Manager, Solutions and Design Team, Mercer

I enjoyed the conference a lot. The length of each presentation was just right.

Sinéad Murphy

Data Analytics Manager, Trócaire, Maynooth

I really enjoyed the event, I think the structure of the day was really good and worked well with a great calibre of speakers.

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Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park Conference Centre - Level 4, Hogan Mezzanine

The GDPR Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300


Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park