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Channel Islands data protection forum inaugural conference

Inviting you to join us at Les Cotils Centre, Guernsey for our inaugural Channel Islands Data Protection Forum Conference


08:30– 09:00 Registration open and networking

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome

  • Richard Field, Partner dispute resolution Appleby (P)
  • Roundup of enforcement decisions on the Islands.

09:30 – 10:00 Kurt Roosen, Head of Innovation Digital Isle of Man (P)

  • Plugging the holes, the anatomy of a breach.

10:00 – 10:30 JP Buckley, Partner DWF Law LLP (V)

  • Is CCTV legal?

10:30 – 11:00 Joh Harvey, founder of the RAW store and Bruce McDougall, Director Black Arrow Cyber Consulting (P)

  • What I learned when my small business was attacked last year.

11:00 – 11:30 Break and networking

11:30 – 12:00 Interview (P) – Douglas Melville, Principal Ombudsman & Chief Executive at Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman and David Carney Director Grant Thornton Limited Channel Islands

  • Why does data quality matter?

12:00 – 12:30 Emma Martins, Data Protection Commissioner for Bailiwick of Guernsey (P)

  • Why Regulation doesn’t work and what we all need to do about it.

12:30- 13:00 Panel Discussion How do you do Data Protection by Design effectively?

  • Clare Paterson, Director CP Data Protection (Chair)(V)
  • Panelists to be confirmed shortly

13:00– 14:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 – 14:45 Melanie Garson, Cyber Policy Lead, The Tony Blair Global Institute (V) and Natalia Ospina, Senior Policy Analyst at the Tech for Development Policy Unit (V)

  • Securing Today for a Safe Tomorrow: Towards Resilient Data Ecosystems Dare to Share?

14:45 – 15:15 Kathryn Brooks, Privacy Officer, Cambridge Education Group (V)

  • Women in Privacy: Celebrating industry professionals’ success and showcasing the benefits of pursuing a career in privacy.

15:15 – 15:45 Panel Discussion – How do we embed a data protection culture?

  • Tash Whitaker, Whitaker Solutions Ltd (Chair)(V)
  • Eleanor Dowsett, Data Protection Officer, Best Companies (V)
  • Kathryn Brooks Privacy Officer, Cambridge Education Group(V)
  • Callie Loveridge, Head of Data Protection States of Guernsey (P)

15:45 – 16:00 Break and networking

16:00 – 16:40 Panel Discussion (P) – What is trust when it comes to data?

  • Kurt Roosen, Head of Innovation Digital Isle of Man (P) (Chair)
  • David Cartwright, CISO and Head of Technology Operations & Risk Information Technology (P)
  • Iain McDonald, Isle of Man’s Information Commissioner (V)
  • Emma Martins, Data Protection Commissioner for Bailiwick of Guernsey (P)

16:40 – 17:00 Fred Meyer (P)

  • Technical Solutions for Data Protection

17:00 – 17:10 Closing

V=Virtual attendance P=Physical attendance

Please Note: Attendance at this event is completely free, including refreshments, however due to cost of delivering the event (hotel, catering, AV facilities) a £25 charge will be payable for those with physical attendance tickets who do not attend or cancel at less than 24 hours notice.

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11 Oct 2022


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


No charge but £25 cancellation fee


Les Cotils, Guernsey
L'Hyvreuse,, GY1 1UU, Guernsey


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