Event Summary

Join our Data Protection in Scotland Conference in Edinburgh to discuss challenges in privacy, ensuring compliance and leveraging the benefits of data with a user centred approach.

Keep up to date with the regulatory landscape and hear what’s next for Data Protection and AI regulations.

We will share best practice from public and private sector organisations, which will enable you to review your policies and reduce your risks.

Join privacy practitioners to discuss topics including:

  • Next steps for policy and regulation of Data Protection and AI
  • Minimising the use of personal data and maximising the benefits for your organisation
  • Streamlining your IG strategy and mitigating the risks of breaches
  • Ethical use of AI and changes automated decision-making
  • The role of the Information Commissioner
  • The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) and rulings on Legitimate Interest
  • The framework to comply with international transfers of personal data

Don’t miss your chance to meet colleagues working in data protection and privacy from across Scotland.

We will hear from the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner, on their work and how the code of practice ensures accountability, efficiency and transparency. The Data and Marketing Association will provide guidance to maximise communications with compliance, and lessons from recent ICO decisions.

Get practical examples from organisations that have innovated with the use of data and understand how they handled impact assessments when sharing data with partners. Understand how AI is changing the risk landscape and how to use automated decision making for the public good.

Take part in our legal surgery on privacy law, get an update on GDPR, and how to effectively handle DSARs. Learn more about the UK-US Data Bridge and your duties when transferring data to international partners.

Don’t miss this opportunity to refresh your approach to data governance, and network with fellow professionals.

Key Outcomes

  • Building privacy by design into your systems
  • Marketing and communicating with users with compliance
  • An update on international data transfers
  • Handling Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs) and Freedom of Information (FOI) requests
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments: managing risks when working with third parties
  • Data driven innovations and the use of data for AI learning
  • Understanding changes regarding automated decision making
  • Safeguarding children’s data and special category data
  • Best practices for biometric data sharing


In-person – This conference will take place at a conference venue in Central Edinburgh. Attend this full-day event in person to network, build relationships and learn from your peers.