The annual European Conference of Data Protection Authorities takes place in Manchester today and tomorrow. Data Protection Commissioners across Europe will be attending the conference, which this year is hosted by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
UK Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham said:
‘Data Protection in Practice’ is the theme of this year’s European Spring Conference, with the title ‘Navigating the Digital Future – let’s get practical!’ This theme is all about delivering rights for individuals, with a clear practical call to action. While there has been plenty of discussion about the theory of data protection authorities’ powers throughout the long debate on European data protection reform, we should remain focused on ensuring individuals can easily exercise their rights. We need to make sure the current and incoming laws continue to be translated off the page and into real and practical tools that allow the public to remember why we exist in the first place, and what benefits we bring them. We will also be exploring where we as authorities stand when it comes to delivering individuals’ rights.’
Representatives from the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner and the Guernsey Office of the Data Protection Commissioner are also in attendance at this years conference. Further details about the conference can be found on the official conference website at: