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Data Protection 2020 Virtual Summit | Just One Day to Go!

Ross Kelly


Data Protection

This year’s Data Protection Summit will feature insights on security architecture, privacy, international data sharing and consent.

There is now just one day left until the 2020 Data Protection Virtual Summit, DIGIT’s final event of 2020.

Hosted on a virtual platform, the Summit will feature presentations from frontline practitioners exploring the key trends and challenges in data protection for 2020 and beyond.

The DP 2020 Summit will also include updates and insights from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), with representatives discussing the Age Appropriate Design Code, the Data Sharing Code of Practice and exploring some of the persisting areas of misconception and non-compliance.

Following the introduction of GDPR in 2018, the bar of obligation, responsibility and accountability for businesses across Scotland was raised. Two years on, the landscape continues to shift rapidly, with the Schrems II ruling, rising geopolitical tensions and lingering uncertainty around a post-Brexit adequacy decision creating a challenging environment for data protection practitioners.

The DP 2020 Summit will feature speakers from a broad range of industries and professional backgrounds.

Speakers set to appear at the Summit include:

  • Toby Hayes, Global Data Protection Controller, Pladis Global
  • Vivienne Artz, Chief Privacy Officer, Refinitiv
  • Maureen Falconer, Regional Manager, ICO
  • Caitlin Fennessy, Research Director, IAPP
  • Scott Barnett, Head of Information Security & Cyber, NHS NSS
  • Jenny Brotchie, Senior Policy Officer, ICO
  • Kami Vaniea, Lecturer in Cyber Security & Privacy, University of Edinburgh
  • Joe Byrne, Privacy Solutions Engineer, OneTrust
  • Sorcha Lorimer, Data Governance & Privacy, Global Open Finance CoE & Founder of Trace
  • Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland

Commenting on the event, DIGIT Director, Ray Bugg, said: “2020 has proved to be a challenging year right across the business. The organisational changes necessitated by coronavirus, such as the shift to mass-scale remote working – has forced organisations to adapt and rethink how their data is stored and protected.

“Meanwhile, the rise of track and trace systems and the recent Schrems II ruling have ensured privacy and data sharing have remained firmly under the spotlight.

“At DP 2020, we aim to bring some context to the changing landscape and the challenges that businesses are facing and provide a chance for practitioners to come together to share their insight, learn from their peers and discuss how we can keep moving privacy and data protection forward in our organisations.

“We’ve got a great line-up for this year’s programme and we look forward to welcoming you to our final event of 2020.”

Going Virtual

The Summit will be run as a fully virtual event. The event will retain all of the main features of our physical conference programme – with keynote talks, breakouts, Q&A and an exhibition – all hosted live on a virtual platform.

Register Now!

Register your free* place online at

The conference is free to attend for personnel working Technical, IT, Digital or C-level roles at end-user organisations.

Ross Kelly

Staff Writer

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