11KBW Information Law Conference on 18th April 2013 – Richard Thomas CBE to give keynote address

We are delighed that Richard Thomas CBE, the former Information Commissioner, will be giving the keynote address at our conference on 18th April.  His title is, “Risk, Accountability and Binding Corporate Codes: New Thinking for the draft Regulation.”

There is a widely-held view that the proposed EU Regulation on data protection is over-burdensome, and focused more on bureaucracy than protection. A more creative and flexible approach is needed, with better-defined outcomes, encouraging businesses which present the greatest risks to adopt comprehensive privacy programmes. Richard Thomas will outline how such an approach could be put at the heart of the Regulation, drawing upon a Risk Framework, the Accountability Principle, and Binding Corporate Codes.

We are also delighted that Richard will be able to join us for the expert panel discussion which will take place immediately after his keynote address.

For full details of the event, including booking information, see our earlier post here.