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Everything you wanted to know about the DPO, but were afraid to ask!

March 29, 2018 @ 18:00 - 20:00


DAMA Ireland are delighted to announce our next free-to-attend event. Join us on Thursday, March 29th in Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square, for a panel discussion on the Data Protection Officer under GDPR.
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We have assembled a panel of industry experts to discuss:

  • The Data Protection Officer role
  • The Data Protection Officer responsibilities pre- and post-GDPR go-live
  • Which organisations need a Data Protection Officer
  • Where the Data Protection Officer fits within an organisations data governance structure
  • The Pros and Cons of outsourcing the Data Protection Officer Role
  • The Data Protection Officer and the Data Protection Office

Please join us for networking from 6pm with the event starting at 6.45pm

  • 6:00pm – 6:45pm: Networking
  • 6:45pm – 6:50pm: Welcome Remarks
  • 6:50pm – 7:55pm: Panel discussion on the role of the DPO
  • 7:55pm – 8:00pm: Wrap Up

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Our panel members include:

Méabh Gallagher
Méabh Gallagher –

Méabh Gallagher – Director of Corporate Governance & Legal Counsel, Data Protection Officer at Aer Lingus

Méabh is a qualified solicitor with a focus on governance, technology, traditional & new media and aviation with experience working in the UK, US (New York) and Ireland.

As part of her role in Aer Lingus she acts as Company Secretary to the Board and advises on compliance & business ethics, data protection, corporate governance as well as software licensing, intellectual property, contract law and general commercial legal advice. She has worked with Aer Lingus for over 5 years and prior to that worked in media (TV / radio / Satellite) and as legal advisor to a gaming company and an IT consultancy.

Sana Khan
Sana Khan

Sana Khan – Data Protection Officer for Rapid Ratings

Sana is a Barrister-at-law, CAMS, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, Author, Lecturer in Law & Compliance, Co-Founder Of Supportica Group

As part of Sana’s Legal Counsel & Compliance roles she has held the following statutory roles; Data Protection Officer, Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Sana is also CAMS certified and a member of the board of directors for the Irish Chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists as the Education Program Director for the Irish Chapter.

Sana is a co-founder and the Corporate Compliance Counsel for Supportica Group Limited in which she has assisted with legal, regulatory and data protection initiatives such as “GDPR Toolkit.”

Sana has with Supportica Group created a special certificate in partnership with ACAMS on the topic of “Anti-Money Laundering and General Data Protection Regulation- from a legal and practical perspective.”

Leon Atkins
Leon Atkins

Léon Atkins – LLB, Solicitor, Chief Executive Obséy International

Léon is solicitor with over 15 years’ experience as a general counsel and leader of regulatory compliance, privacy and risk management, most recently as General Counsel, and then Chief Compliance Officer, of UDG Healthcare plc. In 2016 Léon co-founded Dublin-based Obséy to offer an innovative approach to addressing the needs of its clients in respect of privacy and GDPR obligations, as well as governance, risk and compliance (GRC) more generally.

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Bank Of Ireland – 1 Grand Canal Square
1 Grand Canal Square, Bank of Ireland
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