How to avoid privacy errors with suppliers

Maintaining a robust approach to managing suppliers and processors can feel daunting. We share experiences and tips on contracts, audits, ranking risk and more. Host Robert Bond from Bristows LLP was joined by Michael Bond from NewsUK, the DPN’s Julia Porter and Joseph Byrne from OneTrust.

Data retention, what have we learnt since GDPR?

We often keep personal data on our systems long after it’s needed, mostly because limited reliable ‘spring cleaning’ processes are in place.  Listen back to our webinar in which our expert speakers share their experiences and tips.

Host Robert Bond, Legal Counsel at Bristows LLP was joined by, Simon Blanchard, CIPP/E, Partner at DPN Associates, Diluki Senerath, Group DPO at Travelex and Julie Varcoe-Cocks, Head of Ethics Regulatory and Compliance / Data Protection Officer at Serco.

Cookie Boot Camp – your cookie essentials

Are you collecting consent for your non-essential cookies and similar tech?  Early in 2020, a research study by from MIT/UCL/Aarhus Universities indicated only 1 in 10 UK websites were compliant!

Listen in to our discussion on the cookie essentials you need to keep you house in order.

Host Robert Bond, Senior Counsel at Bristows LPP was joined by Julia Porter, Partner at Data Protection Network Associates, Fedelma Good, Director at PwC UK and Koen Crommetuijn, Senior Technical Web Analyst at Digital Power.

What next for international data transfers?

Listen in as our expert panel explores how to tackle international data transfers. We set the scene, share some helpful tips and discuss what actions to take.

Host Robert Bond, Legal Counsel at Bristows LLP was joined by Julia Porter, Partner at Data Protection Network Associates, Joseph Byrne, Privacy Solutions Engineer at OneTrust and Yasmeen Rahman, Group DPO at Informa Group.

Handing data incidents and breaches: Get on the front foot!

Data Breaches: Are you prepared for the worst? 

Listen in as our expert panel explores:

  • The threat landscape – recognising the key risk areas
  • What a good data incident playbook looks like
  • Awareness, reporting to Regulators and notifying data subjects

Host Rebecca Perry, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Exterro, was joined by: Rosa Barcelo, Co-Chair of Global Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice at Squire Patton Boggs, Simon Blanchard, Partner at DPN Associates & Matthew Kay, Head of Data Privacy at Survitec.



How has Covid changed our attitudes to privacy?

Test and trace. Covid apps. Protecting data when staff are working from home. Collecting data about employees (and others) who test positive, have symptoms or have been vaccinated…

The Covid pandemic has thrown up all kinds of privacy issues about how our sensitive data is collected and used by businesses and public bodies.  Listen in to panel our discussion hosted by Robert Bond, Legal Counsel at Bristows LLP.

Tackling employee-related subject access requests


The effort required to fulfil employee DSARs can feel overwhelming, especially if requests are complex or require a significant amount of manual work. Listen in as we discuss how to overcome the challenges. We delved into:

  • Limiting the scope of employee DSAR requests
  • Exemptions you need to consider
  • Using technology to support your team
  • Tackling the challenges of information search, collection, review, and redaction

There were a few issues with the sound right at the beginning, but it quickly improves.

Handling complex subject access requests

The GDPR has increased people’s awareness of the right to access their personal data. As a result, the number and complexity of DSARs organisations are receiving, from both customers and employees, have increased over the past couple of years. Listen in as our expert panel discuss handling complex DSARs in large and medium-sized organisations and delve into:

  • How technology can help to seamlessly gather, authenticate, and route data requests
  • Knowing how to respond and what to include
  • Understanding if you are required or allowed to respond
  • The challenges of data collection, review, and redaction


The discussion was held live on 27th October 2020