Managing Engagement with Data Protection Authorities

Join us on Wednesday 16th June for a 1-hour webinar brought to you by the ACOI Data Protection and Information Security Working Group.

This webinar will delve into the detail of managing communications with Data Protection Authorities such as the Data Protection Commission. Through presentation and panel discussion, the webinar will cover the range of engagement pathways from handling breach notification queries, correspondence on complaints to dealing with cross border investigations. The panel will discuss their experience and learnings over time as the supervisory model continues to evolve.

Key Learning Outcomes:

  1. The different processes e.g. amicable resolution v “Decision”, “own volition” v complaints driven
  2. Best practices in dealing with the DPC on breach notifications
  3. Tips for dealing with DSAR complaints
  4. Formal cross border investigations and EDPB dispute process
  5. UK complaints post Brexit


Title: Managing Engagement with Data Protection Authorities
Date: Wednesday, 16th June, 2021
Speaker: Rob Corbet, Partner, Arthur Cox
Mary Colhoun, Director, Office of Data Protection at Facebook
Gonzalo Caro, Data Protection Manager, EU DPO Office at Facebook
Tom O'Connor, Head of Compliance, HedgeServ
Venue: Webinar
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
CPD: 1 Hour LCOI, FCOI (Compliance) and CDPO
Fee: €25 members, €35 non-members


Rob Corbet, Partner, Arthur Cox
Rob is a partner Head of Technology & Innovation in Arthur Cox. Rob has over 20 years’ experience advising on all aspects of technology law and data protection. He and his team advise a wide range of domestic and international clients on all aspects of privacy and related matters. Rob has particular experience advising many of the world’s highest profile internet and technology companies on privacy, data protection and cyber-security matters. He is consistently rated as a Band 1 leading adviser by Chambers Europe and he is in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame. Rob is a founder member of the ACOI Data Protection & Information Security group.

Mary Colhoun, Director, Office of Data Protection at Facebook
Mary is a lawyer with 20+ years experience - both in-house and top-tier practice. As a Director in the ODPO at Facebook she focuses on multi-jurisdictional regulatory engagement, and driving cross-functional programmes in partnership with the business to improve Facebook’s privacy posture. Prior to Facebook she was the Global DPO for ICON plc, one of the top 5 global clinical research organisations with operations in over 140 countries. Mary joined ICON plc from eir, formerly eircom, where she led the privacy function during its preparations for GDPR and its acquisition by Iliad and NJJ Telecom Europe.

Gonzalo Caro, Data Protection Manager, EU DPO Office at Facebook
Gonzalo is a Data Protection Manager at the Office of the DPO in Facebook Ireland since 2018. Prior to joining Facebook, Gonzalo worked at Microsoft Ireland for 17 years where he had a number of roles in the areas of Data Protection, Risk Management and Compliance. In recent years, Gonzalo has focused his work on Governance and Accountability frameworks, Operationalising Risk & Audit methodologies and Culture of Privacy. Gonzalo has hosted and spoken at a number of industry events in Ireland and is an active member of the Global DPO Tech Network since 2018.

6/16/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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