October 20th 2020 - October 21st 2020 | Virtual Conference

Live Agenda

DAY 1 - TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER

10:00 - 11:00

Conference Opening

In our opening session attendees will hear the latest thinking from the ICO on the lessons learned in relation to data protection as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how public sector organisations can move back to normality when approaching data protection. 

Delegates will be able to engage with the Scottish Government through a Q&A session plus our interactive polling tools.  

Chair: Maureen Falconer, Regional Manager – Scotland Office, Information Commissioner’s Office

Eilidh McLaughlin, Associate Director - Information Security and Governance, NHS National Services for Scotland

Helen Findlay, Head of Data Protection and Information Assurance, Scottish Government

13:15 - 14:00

Risky Business: A Privacy & Security Guide to Risk Scoring

Risk scoring across vendor management, breach notifications, DPIAs and other activities is imperative for compliance with many GDPR and the DPA18. 

Public sector organisations routinely tailor their data protection and security activities based on the results of detailed risk assessments, but this leads to a myriad of questions. How do you calculate risk? What constitutes low, medium or high risk? How do you define a risk criteria? What is the difference between inherent, current and residual risk? In this session, we ll detail the importance of conducting risk assessments as part of your data protection strategy

15:00 - 16:00

Panel Discussion

In this session delegates will hear from a range of experience panelists from across the public sector as they discuss how organisations can effectively respond to data breaches, drawing on best practice from across the public and private sectors.

You'll have the ability to submit questions to the panel chair to ensure the issues that matter to you most are covered. 

Ann Jones, Head of Information Governance, Heriot-Watt University

Alison Mackinnon, Data Protection Officer, SEPA

DAY 2 - WEDNESDAY 21ST OCTOBER

10:00 - 11:00

Panel Discussion

Our second panel session will examine lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic on how public sector organisations can strike a balance between data protection and the need to share data in order to deliver services effectively.

You'll have the ability to submit questions to the panel chair to ensure the issues that matter to you most are covered.  

Simone Scott, Information Governance Manager - Practitioner & Counter Fraud Services, NHS National Services for Scotland

Claire Thompson, Data Protection and Information Governance Officer, Scottish Enterprise

15:30 - 16:30

Conference Close

The final session will feature analysis of key lessons learnt from previous conference sessions, via a 1-1 discussion between our conference chair and a leading expert on public sector data protection. 

Helen Findlay, Head of Data Protection and Information Assurance, Scottish Government

Chiara Rustici, EU Privacy and GDPR Analyst and Chair, BCS Law Specialists Group