Integrating Ireland's data protection law into everyday business

08/05/2019 - 09/05/2019

McCann FitzGerald, Dublin




Day 1 - 15.15 - 17.30, 8 May 2019
Day 2 - 09.00 - 17.30, 9 May 2019



McCann FitzGerald, Dublin



See below.




 This event qualifies for 8 SRA CPD hours and 9.2 CPE Credits.


Key Issues Covered:


  • Demonstrating GDPR and DP Act compliance
  • Handling complex access requests
  • Enforcement and defending your reputation
  • International transfers of personal data

Helen Dixon
Data Protection Commissioner                                                                                 

The emphasis will be on practical solutions to help overcome common challenges posed by the GDPR as
transposed into Ireland’s law.

The conference is spread over an afternoon and the following day to provide a social dimension in the form of a
conference dinner to which the senior staff of the Data Protection Commission and other speakers have been

Ireland has become an increasingly attractive location for companies based outside the European Economic Area,
such as Facebook, Microsoft and Apple, to site their European headquarters. Since the United Kingdom’s decision
to leave the European Union, Ireland’s combination of educated work force, favourable tax regime and English
speaking population has had the additional attraction of soon becoming the major English speaking EU Member

Recognising this position and noting that Ireland has been the forum for significant collective action complaints
under Art. 80 of the EU’s Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the government has significantly increased the
budget and staff allocation to the Data Protection Commission to more effectively carry out its supervisory

As a result, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission is now increasingly in demand as a lead authority in the EU’s
One Stop Shop and decisions of Helen Dixon, Commissioner for Data Protection carry increasing weight in the
EU context.

It is against this background that Privacy Laws & Business in association with leading law firm,
McCannFitzGerald, has organised a conference, Integrating Ireland’s Data Protection Law into everyday business
taking place in Dublin on 8 and 9 May.

Speakers include:

  • Helen Dixon, Commissioner; Joanne Neary, the Commission’s Solicitor; and Tony Delaney, Head of Special
  • Ken Macdonald, Head of the UK ICO's Regional Offices, including Northern Ireland, to bring in an all-Ireland dimension
  • Company Data Protection Managers and lawyers from Citi, Deloitte and LinkedIn
  • Law firm lawyers from McCannFitzGerald and Covington & Burling



Standard Rate: €500 / £450 per person.

Conference fee includes lunch on Thursday 9 May.

Dinner on Wednesday 8 May: €60 / £54 per person

Dinner includes 3 course meal with wine.

To register, email


Registration Policy

  • Registration by email constitutes a firm booking and an undertaking to pay the full conference fee.
    Full payment of your fees is required prior to the event.
  • A VAT invoice will be sent to everyone who registers.
  • If you are unable to attend the conference for any reason, you may make substitutions at no additional
    charge but you must inform us in advance.
  • If you wish to cancel your booking, you must do this by 9 April 2019. Either an administration fee of 20%
    will be payable or you will receive a full credit towards another PL&B service. If full payment
    has already been made, the balance (less the administration fee) will be refunded.
  • If your cancellation notice is NOT received by 9 April 2019, you will be liable for payment of the full fee
    and will not be entitled to any refund.
  • We will be taking photos during the event for promotional purposes and you may be included. Please let us
    know if you do not want photographs of yourself included in our future publicity.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions.


Our thanks to:

Our Host