Northern Ireland Data Protection Update 2024

Northern Ireland Data Protection Update 2024

Legal Island's annual Northern Ireland Data Protection Update in association with Pinsent Masons is specifically designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the data protection issues that matter to HR professionals and employers in Northern Ireland.

We set out the most important data protection risks and solutions facing employers and provide practical examples and solutions for you to implement in your organisation immediately.

After attending you will:

  • Have received a comprehensive update on data protection developments that affect employers in the UK.
  • Heard directly from the ICO on their priorities and key learnings for 2024.
  • Will have had ample time to question the data protection experts.
  • Our sessions will be recorded (with full participant DP permissions!) so that you can watch back after the event and check your understanding of developments.

Who is it for?

This event is aimed at employers and HR professionals with data protection responsibilities and concerns.

When & Where?

This event will take place online between 9.15am and 1.00pm on the 29th May 2024


Standard Rate: £245 + VAT

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 “It was very informative and up to date with all the information provided. All information was also relevant for my business that I can now deliver back to the wider team.”
Bronagh Kearney, Titanic Belfast

“Great speakers. Practical updates, not just theory.
Siobhan Weiniger, Director of Finance, MindWise

“Pace, length and content of all sections of the webinar were excellent.  Very knowledgeable speakers.”
Caireen Toal, HR Manager, Unicorn Group

"Helpful, informative and held my interest throughout! It was "pacey" and delivered in bite-sized chunks with a break in between which allowed my attention span to be re-set each time - I thought that was clever! "
Jonathan Young, DPO, Ards & North Down Borough Council

"Excellent update on Data Protection, with knowledgeable presenters. Good pace, overall very good."
Gwyneth Evans, HR Manager, Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK) Ltd

"Wealth of information speakers had and case study examples."
Melissa Moffett, HR Assistant, Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd

"DSARS and Retention discussions was useful as relevant to current activity. Same with the ICO activity as couple of the topics prompted consideration I things I need to be considering."
John Hart, Compliance Manager, Danske Bank UK


  • Anna Flanagan
    Anna Flanagan Senior Associate
    Pinsent Masons

    Anna has experience of advising on information law with a focus on data protection in both contentious and non-contentious forums. She has experience of liaising directly with the Information Commissioner's Office on behalf of clients and she often delivers training sessions to Boards and Senior Management Teams on data protection compliance.

  • Kieran Gilmurray
    Kieran Gilmurray Digital Transformation Expert
    Kieran Gilmurray

    Kieran Gilmurray is the author of the book “The A-Z of Organizational Digital Transformation.” He is regularly ranked as one of the top global experts Automation, Data Analytics, Brand Influencers and Business Technology Innovators.

    Kieran is a senior executive with 28+ years of experience leading digital transformations for businesses. He has been a director, board member, research fellow and advisor to multiple international companies.

  • Laura Gillespie
    Laura Gillespie Partner
    Pinsent Masons

    Laura Gillespie is a Partner in the Pinsent Masons Litigation & Regulatory team and heads the Regulatory Compliance team in Northern Ireland, with a particular specialism in data protection and cyber security.  Laura supports clients in managing data protection compliance, including DSARS, policies and international transfers as well as contentious issues such as cyber breaches and compensation claims.  

  • Paula Hamilton
    Paula Hamilton Senior Policy Officer
    Information Commissioner's Office

    Paula Hamilton is a Senior Policy Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and is based in the Northern Ireland regional office. A law graduate of University of Ulster, Paula spent some time in the legal profession, before moving on to the regulatory sector.  She has spent the last seven years at the ICO, engaging with Northern Ireland stakeholders from various sectors on their data protection compliance.

Event details


9.15am - 1pm


29 May 2024


Online - Zoom


Standard Rate: £245 

Save an additional £20 when you pay by credit or debit card online at the time of booking.