Challenges in Achieving Global Privacy: Latest Compliance Changes

Presented by

Jan-Boris Wojtan, EALA Data Privacy Lead, Accenture

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This session will look at some of the recent changes in the regulatory landscape as well as what we can anticipate in the near future. We will try to discern any trends in these developments and discuss how a global company could respond. Boris joined Accenture in April 2007 and is Responsible for data privacy compliance in the EALA (Europe Africa and Latin America) region. His duties include helping to establish and maintain a progressive Client Data Protection Programme, advising on client and vendor contracts, carrying out privacy impact assessments on new client offerings or new internal systems, managing a network of DPOs, liaising with regulators, promoting Accenture’s BCR application, anticipating regulatory changes and making sure the business stays compliant. Before moving to Accenture, Boris spent three years at the UK regulator, the Information Commissioner, looking at the world through the eyes of the game keeper, where he advised on data privacy and freedom of information case work and liaised with other European regulators to kick start an unprecedented approvals process known as ‘Binding Corporate Rules’. His other experience includes six years in private practice as a commercial lawyer specialising in Data Privacy matters and three years in Brussels including spells as press officer of a parliamentary group, an assistant to an MEP, a paralegal at Lovell White Durrant and a stagiaire at the Internal Market Directorate General of the European Commission.

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