Join Conor for Privacy – Getting the Fundamentals Right, where he charts a course through some of the recent privacy related scandals, lifting a lid on some emerging areas of concern. Conor will also outline his key tips for embedding privacy at the heart of your organization, treating privacy as an enabler and a fundamental design element for innovation.
Investing in a functional, properly scoped and effective privacy programme is something that many organizations have probably never even considered. However, against the backdrop of increasing global regulatory action, the privacy programme represents a critical strategic and compliance string in the corporate bow.
Society, technology and the proliferation of data means privacy is all-too-often forgotten or seen solely as a compliance bottleneck; something that thwarts or restricts agility and the ability to innovate.
Mounting scrutiny on both commercial and government data and surveillance strategies means privacy is a rising concern of customers and citizens and needs to be incorporated into the earliest possible phases of development, project management and organizational strategy.
Considering privacy as an enabler and implementing a properly resourced / scoped privacy programme allows innovation to incorporate privacy requirements from the outset; ensuring it is a fundamental element in building products, delivering services or differentiating your organization in the marketplace.
- Ireland’s Public Services Card: no legal basis; no clear strategy or public discourse;
- UK: CCTV and facial recognition;
- China’s Social Credit System: CCTV surveillance for monitoring and eliminating citizen rights;
- Voice recording: Social media companies recording people without their knowledge or consent;
- Search Engine: Fined by CNIL for not being transparent with its users
- Tech multinationals: 21 statutory investigations underway by Irish DPC into tech multinationals due to numerous concerns
Conor is a senior privacy and IT assurance professional with more than a decade of experience in providing privacy, data protection, risk assessment, and IT assurance services to clients in Ireland, Europe and the USA. Conor has significant experience in managing multi-million-euro technology, change and compliance projects from inception to delivery and his areas of expertise include data protection, privacy compliance, and IT security. He currently oversees BSI’s Cybersecurity and Information Resilience (CSIR) global privacy and data protection advisory services including specialist outsourced DPO services. Conor, and his team of DPOs, advises clients on embedding privacy and data protection practices in order to better enable them to achieve an enhanced state of compliance and resilience.