“A business that is not GDPR compliant could face a fine of up to 4% of its annual turnover!”

December 5, 2017 – Croke Park, Dublin

GDPR Compliance Summit

December 5, 2017 - Croke Park
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Compliance is not a choice

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will definitely come into force on May 25 2018. It requires organisations to adhere to a host of strict data protection rules for processing the data of EU residents and will penalise those who are non- compliant. How ready are you to meet this deadline? It could be a costly mistake to ignore the regulation until it becomes enforceable!

Heralding a new era in the regulation of personal data processing in Europe, the GDPR amplifies and expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal information is collected and processed and places new obligations squarely on the shoulders of organisations that collect personal data.

Ignorance is not a defence

Businesses must prepare for the May 2018 deadline to have in place new standards for consent and the range of accountability requirements set out under the new law. Companies will no longer be able to sit on their hands and plead ignorance as non compliance will result in substantial fines of up to €20million or 4% of annual turnover. You need to get prepared… and fast!

But, every challenge also presents opportunity and compliance with GDPR allows you to present yourself as ethical, trustworthy and responsible. So, do you want to be trusted or fined?


Our leading speakers include:

Gerard Barry

Gerard Barry, Co-Founder and Chairperson, Priviti

Linda Ní Chualladh

Regulatory, Competition and Data Protection Senior Counsel, An Post Group

Joe Madigan

Head of Customer Data and Retail Analytics, Bank of Ireland

Ashling Cunningham

Ashling Cunningham, Chief Information Officer, Ervia

Dr Johnny Ryan

FRHistS, Head of Ecosystem, PageFair

Francesca Comyn

Legal Affairs Correspondent, The Sunday Business Post

John Keyes

Assistant Commissioner and Head of Investigations for the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner

Stewart Thompson

Privacy Officer, IBM Watson Health


Through expert presentations, discussions and user experiences, we’ll explore the following topics:

In conversation with the Regulator

A status update from the Data Protection Commissioner

Demystifying the GDPR

Understanding how it will impact your business

Countdown to GDPR

The ultimate checklist to make sure you are ready

GDPR: Making it real

Learn from a range of organisations sharing their insights on GDPR implementation success

Preparing for the inevitable: Data breaches

Planning your data breach management system

Managing Consent

Understanding how the GDPR has changed consent

Sector specific discussions

Focus on Financial Services, Healthcare, SMEs…

Know your vendors

Ensuring your supply chain is GDPR compliant

Establishing a culture of compliance:

Everyone in the organisation needs to understand what’s at stake. How to get internal buy-in for your privacy programme

Cross border data transfers

Managing conflicting cross-border laws and regulations

Privacy policies

Best practice in designing your privacy policy

The future of online advertising

How the ePrivacy Regulation and GDPR will affect online advertising


See below for footage from previous events as well as interviews with guests and speakers:

Interview with Louise O’Brien, Associate Director, KPMG and President of Irish Chapter of DAMA

Interview with Stephen Twynam, Senior Sales Engineer, Citrix, UK & Ireland

Interview with Ian Evans, Managing Director, EMEA, OneTrust

GDPR Summit 2017: Supercut


Browse below to see what some of the attendees from the September event have to say:

Tom Hutton

An Post

Excellent event, well-organised, very good speakers

Margaret O’Donoghue


I found it really informative and insightful. I know a whole lot more now than I did this am

Ailish O’Donnell

Bord na Móna

Very good – 2 conferences out of 2 that provided great value for money – well done Sunday Business Post!

Corné Purcell

Lloyds Pharmacy and United Drug Group

The conference was very well presented, I thought.  All the topics & speakers kept me engaged and interested

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Head of Sponsorship Sales/ Conferences and Events

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Email: wayne@sbpevents.ie

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Contact Us

This summit is organised by The Sunday Business Post and our events partner iQuest. If you have any questions, requests, or require assistance with your booking, please feel free to contact me:

Jackie Bryan
Conference Facilitator
Tel: (+353) 87 055 7913
Email: Jackie.bryan@sbpevents.ie

The Venue

Croke Park, Dublin

Croke Park

The GDPR Summit takes place in the Hogan Stand, Croke Park, Dublin 3 – located off Jones’ Road. Please DO NOT enter the Cusack side for this event.  The red box below has directions to this event including all bus, DART, train and Dublin Bike information.

Parking: Free car parking is available in the Davin Car Park this is located on North Circular Road and accessed via St Margaret’s Avenue. There is pedestrian access from the car park onto Jones’ Road / Russell St for the main entrance to the Hogan Stand (on Jones‘ Road, opposite the Croke Park Hotel).

GPS coordinates 53.360712, -6.2533977

Tel: + 353 1 819 2300

Email: info@crokepark.ie

Eircode: D03 P6K7

Croke Park