Personal Data Conferences

Whose Data Is It Anyway?

Does Your Data Have A Future?
Edinburgh, 08:30-15:30 BST, 14 December 2017

TDL’s first personal data event, in collaboration with Edinburgh-based The ID Co. and the School of Informatics University of Edinburgh, discussed and debated the present-day regulations and realities associated with privacy and the use of personal data and looked to understand how potential conflicts of interest can be avoided in the future. Attendees at the one-day event is left with a clearer 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’.

A 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.


08:30  Welcome & Breakfast

09:30  Keynote: Principles and reality – whose data is it anyway?

10:00  The Impact of PSD2  For consumers and businesses
Panel Moderator: James Varga, CEO, The ID Co.

11:00  Coffee

11:15  A High Level View of GDPR With a focus on key areas of contention
Panel Moderator: David Goodman, Trust in Digital Life

12:15   Lunch

13:00  Consumers vs Business  How are we going to achieve and manage a win-win?
Debate Moderator: Geoff Revill, CEO and Founder, KrowdThink

14:00  Start-ups & Regulations How can innovation flourish without the resources of the corporates to interpret and implement the regulations?
Debate Moderator: Giles Watkins, The International Association of Privacy Professionals

15:00   Whose Future Is It Anyway? 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: Amardeo Sarma, NEC Laboratories Europe

15:30   Wrap