GDPR - What does it mean for your organisation?

Until recently, awareness of the impact of the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been limited across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Despite Brexit, the UK will still comply with the new EU regulation, and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned that UK organisations should be prepared to comply by May 2018. Breaching the new rules could result in a fine of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover.

At this half day workshop delegates will have an opportunity to hear more about the regulation of GDPR from the ICO as well as speakers from the legal, technology and not-for-profit sectors on the impact of GDPR.

Speakers include:

  • Jonathan Bamford, Head of Parliamentary and Government Affairs, Information Commissioner’s Office
  • Jon Townsend, Director of Technology and Information Technology, National Trust
  • Helen Bourne, Partner, and Mark Williamson, Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Deborah Dillon, GDPR Executive Consultant, and Osian ap Glyn (Ozy), Director of Engineering – BDS Cyber UK&I, Atos


Unfortunately this event is now closed for booking.

  • About the speakers

    Helen Bourne, Partner, Clyde & Co

    Helen Bourne is a litigator specialising in commercial and insurance litigation. She is responsible for Clyde & Co's UK cyber team, and advises both insurers and corporate entities on cyber risk matters including policy wording advice, and advising on financial liabilities and damage to property and business interruption caused by cyber-related incidents.

    Helen is experienced in dealing with a broad range of litigation, including general commercial disputes, product and property liability, together with claims arising from financial crime and the recovery of assets. Helen represents major insurers, advising on a broad range of liability and coverage disputes. She has particular experience of advising on the defence of multiparty and multi-jurisdictional litigation and also advises insurers on recovery claims against third parties.


    Mark Williamson, Partner, Clyde & Co

    Mark has over 17 years' experience providing commercial law advice to the insurance sector. His practice focuses on information technology, intellectual property, data protection, and e-commerce.

    Over the past five years, Mark has put together a hand-picked team that delivers both commercial law expertise and detailed insurance sector knowledge - a combination that clients say is not replicated elsewhere in the City and adds real value to their business.

    Mark is recommended in Legal 500 for his work in the insurance sector and he has in-depth experience of advising on onshore and offshore outsourcing, product distribution, and affinity partnerships.

    He has also built up a niche practice of advising clients on the Lloyd's market and is a contributing author to the International Encyclopaedia of Agency and Distribution Agreements.