Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

This online conference will provide attendees with the most up-to-date information surrounding the ever-changing landscape of data privacy. Topics will include international data transfers, how to use the new Standard Contractual Clauses, and also GDPR certification & what type of organisations will benefit. We will explore where is the line between individual privacy and public health when it comes to employee vaccination data, and what are the new rules applying to removing information about children? If you work with personal data in any capacity, this event will be of real value to you.

This Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios. Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with attendees praising the additional interactive elements, as well as increased Q&A opportunities throughout the day, giving you more opportunity to gain real practical insights on the key issues that are important to you.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Adam Finlay, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald

International Data Transfers

  • A deeper understanding of the GDPR's rules on transfers of personal data outside the EU.
  • The latest information on legislative and regulatory developments that affect data transfers.
  • Experiences, tips, and best practices regarding the transfers of personal data outside the EU.

Patricia McGovern, Head of Intellectual Property and Business Departments, DFMG Solicitors

SCCS - Standard Contractual Clauses

  • Differences with the former Standard Contractual Clauses   
  • How to use the new Standard Contractual Clauses.
  • The practical implications of the new provisions.
  • How to address issues raised by the new provisions

Kate Colleary Director Pembroke Privacy, Country Leader – IAPP

Enforcement and the Level of Fines- Case Studies

  • WhatsApp Case Study

Ronan Lupton SC, Law Library

NEW- GDPR Certification

  • Certification bodies and the latest on accreditation
  • What type of organisations will benefit from a GDPR Certification?
  • Exploring the Target of Evaluation and the products/services that might be suitable for certification
  • Preparing for certification and what to expect in a certification journey

Tricia Higgins, Co-Founder & Legal Director, Fort Privacy

Managing Data Access Requests                                                                              

  • How should you verify the identity of data subjects?
  • What is the scope of the right of access?
  • Does any proportionality test apply in regard to the efforts the controller has to take to respond to requests?
  • Limitations and Restrictions on the right of access.
  • How do you provide access?
  • Enforcement and sanctions.

Davinia Brennan, Partner at Matheson

The Right to Be Forgotten / Removing Material from Search Engines and Websites

  • What are the new rules applying to removing information about children?
  • What is the fall out of the Quinn “right to be forgotten” case?

TJ McIntyre Lecturer, UCD, Chair, Civil Liberties Group, Digital Rights Ireland, and consultant


Reduce Risks and Improve Compliance: Data Retention the Right Way

  • Why do most companies fail to make their data retention policies operational
  • Best Practice for implementing retention policies
  • Legal requirements of the policy

Eoin Cannon, BL, Member of the Castlebridge Advisory Team 

Who Should Attend?

This conference will be of interest to all businesses in Ireland (large and small) such as, government departments, corporate consultants, retailers, banks, technology companies, healthcare organisations, marketing firms, legal firms, consultants, advisers, Data protection officers, local authorities, semi-state agencies and universities to name just a few.


Patricia McGovern
Head of Intellectual Property, DFMG Solicitors
Kate Colleary
Director of Pembroke Privacy, Country Leader of IAPP
TJ McIntyre
Lecturer, UCD, Chair Digital Rights Ireland
Adam Finlay
Partner, McCann Fitzgerald
Eoin Cannon
BL, Member of the Castlebridge Advisory Team
Ronan Lupton SC
Law Library
Tricia Higgins
Co-Founder & Legal Director, Fort Privacy
Davinia Brennan
Technology & Innovation Group Partner, Matheson


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.