Annual Data Protection Update

28 September 2011

Bird & Bird's data protection team is very pleased to invite you to our annual data protection update.

This seminar, which will include a briefing by David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner, will review this year's key data protection topics in the UK and beyond.

We hope that you will be able to join us.

The Programme


15.30 - 16.00

Welcome and introduction
16.00 - 16.05

The ICO's year
16.05 - 16.45

David Smith, Deputy Information Commissioner
David will be presenting an overview of the year from the ICO's perspective. He will focus on enforcement, cookies, audit and the future of the EU Directive.

New cases: new guidance
16.45 - 17.05

We will explore key data protection developments, including the ProLife Alliance decision and criminal sanctions for data breaches.

Outside of our box: Data protection in other countries
17.05 - 17.30

In the last few months India and a number of South American countries have enacted or revised their laws regarding data protection. We will explore some of these developments and the impact that these changes may have on UK entities. This session will also look at recent trends in adequacy.

Drinks and canapés
17.30 - 19.30

For further information, or to register to attend this seminar please contact the Events Team on +44 (0)20 7905 6282 or email