Northern Ireland Data Protection Update 2023

Northern Ireland Data Protection Update 2023

Legal Island's annual Northern Ireland Data Protection Update 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 their organisations. As well as discussing the future (or otherwise) of GDPR.

After attending you will:

  • Have received a comprehensive update on data protection developments that affect employers in the UK.
  • 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 17th May 2023

on the Hopin  platform.


Standard Rate: £245 + VAT

Special Offer: £195

Save an additional £20 when you book and pay online when booking.

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"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

"Session very good and delivered what I was expecting."
Anne Woods, Co-Head of Organisational Development, The Cedar Foundation

"Content was very relevant and comprehensive - timely and to the point."
Anne Watson, Head of HR, The McAvoy Group Ltd

"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

"Very good speakers and chair. Easy to follow and understand. Lots of great resources shared."
Olga Pollock, HR Manager, firmus energy


  • 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.

  • Keith Anderson
    Keith Anderson Lead Information Security Consultant
    Vertical Structure

    Keith helps Vertical Structure keep everything safe for their clients by helping them achieve and maintain certification to standards including ISO27001:2013, Cyber Essentials and GDPR Compliance.

    Keith brings a wealth of knowledge from his past experience in Project Delivery and working within digital transformation at an enterprise level, and working with organisations such as ALDI International, C&A, Energia, Carlsberg, Visa, Lidl Ireland, Virgin Trains, SGN, Deloitte, BBC, Lloyds Bank and Santos Brazil.

    Keith is ISO27001 Certified ISMS Lead Auditor certified.

  • Laura Gillespie
    Laura Gillespie Partner
    Pinsent Masons

    Laura specialises in regulatory enforcement and advises clients in a range of sectors dealing with compliance issues ranging from data and cyber breaches, internal fraud, corporate crime and health & safety.

  • Simon Beattie
    Simon Beattie Senior Policy Officer
    Information Commissioner's Office

    Simon is a Senior Policy Officer at the Information Commissioner’s Office. Based in Belfast, he specialises in promoting good practice in information rights by raising awareness of organisational responsibilities across all sectors.

    In addition, he also influences policy by working closely with the NI devolved legislature and the wider public sector, ensuring that data protection compliance is embedded where appropriate.

Event details


Half - Day Event


17 May 2023


Online - Hopin


Standard Rate: £245 + VAT