Thursday 28th January 2021, 10:00 (GMT)

GDPR investigations and decisions; What have we learned and what are the expectations in 2021 and beyond

  • GDPR investigations and justification behind the decisions on the prominent fines of British Airways and Marriot in 2019
  • What is the current level and nature of GDPR-related complaints being received?
  • Demonstrating effective, rigorous testing, in the form of simulating a cyber-attack, on your organisation’s systems


Full episode replay

Your host:

Geoff White

Investigative journalist Geoff White has covered technology for BBC News, Channel 4 News, Audible, Forbes online and many others.

An experienced public speaker, he has given keynote talks at some of the UK’s largest tech events, in addition to hosting conferences and chairing panels at venues ranging from London’s Chatham House think-tank to the Latitude music festival.


Glen Hymers, Head of Data Privacy and Compliance, The Cabinet Office

Glen has spent his working life involved in Policing and Security, falling into policing of a fashion joining the RAF Police in 1998 when he discovered University was expensive. During his time in the RAFP Glen carried out all aspects of policing finally settling into Counter Intelligence, responsible for carrying out Counter Espionage and Counter Terrorism duties for the RAF at home and abroad in some notable locations, some you’d want to go on holiday to but most you wouldn’t. Leaving the RAF as a regular in 2012, as part of the Strategic Defence Review of that year, he began his journey into the private sector. Firstly at Fujitsu Defence and National Security as their Head of Operational Security & Risk Management, before moving to Sopra Steria as Head of Operational Security for Government accounts. In 2016 he moved to the 3rd Sector taking up the role of Chief Security Officer at The Prince’s Trust as well as being appointed as the DPO in 2017 after opening his big mouth around GDPR. Glen moved to Save The Children International in November 2019 where he took up the role of Global CISO and Head of Data Protection for this prestigious charity.

Steve Wright, CEO, Privacy Culture

Steve Wright is an authority on data privacy and cyber security, having worked in the industry for over 25 years. In that time he has held the principal information, privacy and data security roles for companies such as John Lewis Partnerships, Unilever, Deloitte, PwC, Siemens and Capita. Most recently he held the interim position of DPO at the Bank of England.

A technology enthusiast, Steve remains fascinated by the incredible things that can be done with data. Yet he understands only too well the risks to reputation and privacy in a world where social media, cyber security, legislation, fraud and regulatory complexities are rife.

Today, Steve advises senior leadership in all things related to the safeguarding of personal data, protecting brand image and–above all–building consumer trust.

Simon Newman, Head of Cyber and Business Services, Police Crime Prevention Initiatives

Simon is the Head of Cyber and Business Services for Police Crime Prevention Initiatives. Simon has worked in senior roles across the UK Government and as a Strategic Advisor to the Ministry of Interior in the United Arab Emirates, where he led on the development of new crime reduction strategies

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