Beyond GDPR – Data Privacy in the GCC

Overview

Data privacy is gaining in momentum and importance, both globally and in the Middle East. The introduction of GDPR has already seen many organisations in the region rethink their approach to data privacy. With new federal data privacy legislation expected in the UAE, more entities in Dubai will need to understand its implications and address their approach to handling personal data.

This event covers the latest data protection developments both regionally and locally, as well understand the challenges and how to tackle them. It brings together speakers across regulatory, advisory and industry to provide 360 perspectives and in-depth insights to this rapidly evolving area.

Agenda

9:00am - 9:30am: Registration and Networking

9:30am - 10:00am: Beyond GDPR: The latest in data privacy and security globally and in the GCC, and what is in the pipeline
Phil Mennie, Digital Trust Director, PwC Middle East
Richard Chudzynski, Middle East Data Protection and Privacy Legal Leader, PwC Legal Middle East

10:00am - 10:30am: Data Privacy at DIFC:
DIFC data privacy law update and consultation period, Lori Baker, Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection, DIFC Authority

10:30am - 11:00am: Panel Discussion: Fundamentals of a robust privacy programme
How processing registers, impact assessments, incident response plans and other operational best practices do more than prepare your business for compliance with privacy laws

  • Andrew Collinge, Advisor, Smart Dubai
  • Kristof Ruisz, Legal Support Services Manager (Data Privacy), Emirates Airlines
  • Lori Baker, Vice President, Legal & Director of Data Protection, DIFC Authority
  • Phil Mennie, Digital Trust Director, PwC Middle East
  • Richard Chudzynski, Middle East Data Protection and Privacy Legal Leader, PwC Legal Middle East

11:00am - 11:30am: Closing

Venue

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