NADPO February 2013 SeminarMonday 4 February 2013
The speakers and topics were:-
- Members Brainstorm on the ICO Draft Subject Access Code of Practice - to produce a NADPO response to the ICO consultation
- Tony Bellotti – Automated Decision Making in Retail Finance
- Prof Natalie Shlomo – Protecting confidentiality in anonymised data. Risks and safeguards.
ICO Data Protection Officer's ConferenceTuesday 5 March 2013
NADPO will have a stand at the conference venue in Manchester. Attendance is by invitation from the ICO to whom any further enquiries should be addressed..
Data Protection Forum (DPF) Event 13th March 2013Wednesday 13 March 2013
This event will be open to NADPO Members in view of the current discussions on proposed merger of DPF with NADPO. For further information on this event, when published, see http://www.dpforum.org.uk/
NADPO Spring Seminar 20th March 201320 March 2013
10:30 Registration for 11am, expected close at 15:15. Speakers and topics (batting order to be decided)
James Cornwell – Vexatious Requests
James Cornwell, barrister at 11KBW, will talk about vexatious requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. James, who recently appeared in the Upper Tribunal in a landmark case on this subject, has a wide and varied practice covering most areas of public law. His chambers’ website says “James is regularly instructed by the Information Commissioner...He has also represented and advised a number of public authorities, … in relation to appeals to the Tribunal”
David Erdos – Does The New Regulation threaten freedom of expression?
Dr David Erdos is a legal researcher and political scientist specialising in privacy and data protection law. He has a particular current interest in the potential tension between data protection law and practice and freedom of expression and information and will talk about potential threats to freedom of expression from the draft European Data Protection Regulation. David is Katzenbach Research Fellow & Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the
Paul Bernal – Access to telecommunications data
Dr Paul Bernal is Lecturer in Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Media Law at the
Douwe Korrf – Privacy, Medical research and the NHS
Professor Douwe Korff is Professor of International Law at
Joint DPF / NADPO meeting in London on 4th June 2013Tuesday 4 June 2013
Joint DPF / NADPO Meeting Tuesday 4th June (hosted by DPF)
DPF = Data Protection Forum; NADPO = National Association of Data Protection Officers
DPF and NADPO are currently negotiating a possible merger
Overall theme of the event: The challenges of complying with evolving standards
Judith Jones - Group Manager, Government & Society, ICO
Update from the ICO – to include an ICO perspective on some of the main lessons arising from Civil Monetary Penalties s and audits.
Update on the progress of the General Data Protection Regulation given the recent scrutiny by various European Parliamentary Committees.
Open justice in the digital arena – how does “justice” accord with the right to be forgotten?
Judith is involved in a project on open justice in the digital era - she will refer to the rehabilitation of offenders act, the right to be forgotten and wider privacy issues.
Lynne Wyeth (invited) Head of Information Governance, Leicester City Council
Dealing with Subject Access and FOI requests
Lynne was the recipient of (and good-humoured respondent to) the notorious Zombie FOI request
Judith Jones is the group Manager, Government and Society at the ICO.
Nick Graham is a partner at Dentons, Nick Graham is Global Co-Chair of Denton's Privacy and Security Group. He specialises in data protection, information risk and governance as well as freedom of information, IT/e-Commerce, IT and business process outsourcing and commercial contracts. Nick advises across all sectors including retail, energy, manufacturing, banking, insurance, technology and digital media.
Nick has over 18 years’ experience and has been advising on data privacy since the days of the Data Protection Act 1984 and the early enforcement activities of the FTC. He has advised on all aspects of data protection including global compliance strategy, data protection assessments, data breach and incident response, information governance, international data transfers, customer data strategy, data retention and data exploitation in cloud computing and digital media.
He is also a regular speaker and commentator on the area and sits on the panel of Panel of Experts for “Data Guidance" (www.dataguidance.co.uk) and on the Editorial Board of "Privacy and Data Protection”. Nick was formerly in-house at Royal & Sun Alliance.
Judith Townend is an academic whose PhD focuses on legal restraints on the media, in particular, the pre-publication process, the interaction between media organisations and privacy/defamation law, and notions of self-censorship and the 'chilling effect'. Judith completed a degree in social anthropology at the University of Cambridge in 2006 and trained in journalism at City University London in 2006/7. She has worked and freelanced for a number of media organisations, before specialising in media reporting for the industry site . She currently contributes to several online publications and helped develop a series of 'Hacks and Hackers' events for the online data scraping start-up, Scraperwiki. Her research interests include: injunctions, defamation/privacy law, legal data, open justice, online publishing and blogging, media ethics and accountability.
Details of a recent conference she helped organise are at: http://www.city.ac.uk/centre-for-law-justice-and-journalism/projects/open-justice-in-the-digital-era
Lynn Wyeth is the Information Governance Manager at Leicester City Council. Having previously worked as an MP and MEP’s political assistant, Lynn moved to her local council where she now oversees the Council’s Information Governance agenda including data protection, FOI, information sharing, RIPA and CCTV. Lynn is the author of two books, ‘A Practical Guide to Handling Freedom of Information Requests’ and ‘Data Protection: Compliance in Practice.
November Annual Conference 2012 (7 speakers)Friday 2 November 2012
NADPO Annual Conference 2012
The NADPO Annual Conferencewill be held on 2nd Nov in Central London. The conference is a full day event with lunch included, preceded by our AGM. Venue location, start/end time details will be communicated to NADPO Members by email in advance of the event.
- David Smith, Deputy Information Commisioner - "Where is the ICO going with Data Protection"
- Keith Spiller - 'Taking Liberties: New Uses in Consumer Data' is a Leverhulme funded project (about nationalk security use of consumer and traveller information)
- Ibrahim Hassan - Review of a few recent ICO and Tribunal Decisions
- Prof Charles Raab "Accountability in the context of the new Regulation proposal, and also in the influential Accountability Project led by the law form Hunton & Williams. I have just published a paper on this subject in a book (Daniel Guagnin et al, Managing Privacy Through Accountability, Palgrave Macmillan 2012) and there are some important issues for practitioners". revised topic replacing "Privacy in the conext of Article 8"
- Maurice Frankel, Campaign for FOI - "Recent Tribunals and Court cases which relate to Article 10 and FOI - how does the right of free speech interact with FOI
- Kate Lawson, University College London - "her research for the Constitution Unit, UCL on Subject Access request management in councils in England"
- Stewart Room/Antonis Patrikios, Field Fisher Waterhouse - "rapid fire review of the year in both DP and FOI"
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September NADPO Seminar (3 speakers)Tuesday 18 September 2012
The speakers were
- What you need to know about the Protection of Freedoms Bill - Alan Stead, NAIM,IM-TS
- Championing an FOI Act under attack - Paul Gibbons, "FOI man" blogger
- How FOI is teaching us more about Data Protection - the effect of recent Tribunal decisions - DR Chris Pounder, Amberhawk
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