Annual Data Protection Update

27 September 2012

Bird & Bird will be holding their Annual Data Protection Update on Thursday 27 September from 14.45 at our offices at 15 Fetter Lane.

We will share progress on the draft Data Protection Regulation, a retrospective on cookies and an update on other key cases and developments and will be joined by speakers from the Information Commissioner's Office and industry, as well as across Bird & Bird's offices.

We will also be celebrating publication of the second edition of Ruth Boardman and Richard Morgan's book, Data Protection Strategy.

For further information, or to register to attend future seminars please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7415 6000.

The programme

14.45 - 15.00
Registration and refreshments

15.00 - 15.45
4 months on from the UK compliance deadline, The Information Commissioner's Office will share its latest thinking on cookies and enforcement. We will also give an update on implementation elsewhere - especially tough rules in the Netherlands.
Dave Evans, Group Manager, Information Commissioner's Office
Berend van der Eijk, Associate, Bird & Bird
Laura Acreman, Associate, Bird & Bird

15.45 - 16.15
Legal Update: an overview of cases in the UK and at the CJEU, and enforcement action in the UK
Javier Fernandez-Samaniego, Partner, Bird & Bird
Ruth Boardman, Partner, Bird & BIrd
Liz Upton, Associate, Bird & Bird

16.15 - 16.30

16.30 - 17.10
Update on the draft General Data Protection Regulation
Hear an update on the draft Regulation and industry's thinking on this.
Francis Aldhouse, Consultant, Bird & Bird, former Deputy Information Commissioner
John Jolliffe, Senior Manager of European Government Affairs, Adobe

17.10 - 17.30
Question and answer session

17.30 - 19.30
Drinks and canapés