Personal Data Conferences

Whose Data Is It Anyway?

What Future Does Your Data Have?
Edinburgh, 09:30-16:00 BST, 25 October 2017

TDL’s first personal data event, in collaboration with Edinburgh-based The ID Co. and others, will discuss and debate the present-day regulations and realities associated with privacy and the use of personal data and look to understand how potential conflicts of interest can be avoided in the future. The objective of the one-day event is to leave with a better understanding of what the world might look like three to five years after the introduction of key regulations from the perspectives of all the stakeholders concerned.

A business might argue persuasively of the need to profile its users to manage any risks associated with offering products and services; and yet on the other hand a consumer may have justifiable security and privacy concerns about how their data is being handled and managed securely. Both may turn to the emerging regulations, notably the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as the Payment Services Directive (PSD2), for guidance and come away either confused or simply give up. This, despite the regulators having had in mind clear and reasonable principles when striving to cater for the ambition of businesses while at the same time upholding the rights of citizens. With so much at stake, it would not be – and isn’t – surprising that some things are getting ‘lost in translation’.

Our intention is to look at the principles behind the regulations as well as the apparent contradictions between the desires and expectations of businesses, the financial community, regulators, innovators as well as consumers.

Outline Programme

09:30  Welcome

09:45  Keynote: Principles and reality – whose data is it anyway?

10:15  The Impact of PSD2 for consumers and businesses
Panel Moderator: James Varga, CEO, The ID Co.

11:15   Coffee

11:30  A high-level view of GDPR with a focus on key areas of contention
Panel Moderator: David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life

12:30   Lunch

13:30  Consumers vs Business: how are we going to achieve and manage a win-win?
Debate Moderator: Geoff Revill, CEO and Founder, KrowdThink

14:30   Coffee

14:45   Start-ups: how can innovation flourish without the resources of the corporates to interpret and implement the regulations?
Debate Moderator: TBC

15:45   Concluding Session: Where will we be in three to five years’ time and are there actions we could or should take today to get to where we want to be?
Debate Moderator: David Goodman
Participants: James Varga, Geoff Revill, TBC

16:00   Wrap