Audience data is key to any publisher and post-GDPR protecting consumer data is more important than ever: consumer awareness is high and regulators are more empowered.  However, the reality is that breaches do and will happen. In 2018 over four in ten businesses (43%) experienced a cyber security breach*. 

Under three in ten businesses (27%)* have a formal cyber security policy in place.  Whilst not always the case, data breaches are often the result of human error, by being prepared you can act quickly to minimise business impact, avoid regulatory sanctions and prevent any reputational harm. 

This event is aimed at senior decision makers on the board as well as digital and communications teams

*DCMS Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018

During this practical session we will utilise case studies to cover:

  • Proactive risk mitigation: preventing a breach (recommended training and processes)
  • Crisis management: responding efficiently to a data breach , including investigation and recovery of data
  • Communicating with the ICO, data subjects, employees and other stakeholders
  • Dealing with press and industry reporting of the breach
  • Learning lessons: improving your processes to protect against further breaches

Jennifer Agate
Managing Associate

Jennifer leads Foot Anstey's specialist Reputation Management team and provides reputational legal advice to individual, corporate and charity clients, with a particular specialism in both the civil and criminal aspects of social media and cyber crime. She advises on a wide range of issues including defamation, privacy, blackmail, harassment, data protection, reporting restrictions and soft intellectual property.

Alexandra Leonidou

Alex leads the firm's data and information law practice and specialises in privacy and data protection (including GDPR and ePrivacy), advertising, digital media, and technology and advertising related commercial contracts.

Alex advises on strategic compliance driven projects, working with clients to develop and implement pro-active risk mitigation strategies, and providing 'reactive' support in breach scenarios or with complex rights requests (such as SARs). Increasingly, the firm's data team is focused on supporting strategic clients, including major digital publishers and adtech agencies, with the development of data strategy and data exploitation practices including in the context of digital transformation and deployment of innovative technologies and cutting edge digital practices. 

Mark Millar

Mark is a Partner in our corporate team with experience in public and private M&A, IPOs, group restructurings and financings and corporate governance issues.

Mark spent 15 years leading in-house teams as General Counsel for premium listed public companies AA plc, Domino’s Group plc (both were FTSE 250) and media group, Future plc where he played a strategic role in delivering practical, commercial, solutions-focused advice whilst maintaining a holistic approach to risk, legal and reputational issues.

Mark has a wealth of experience across all aspects of corporate life from his core corporate areas, governance, remuneration, share schemes, AGMs, dividends and distributable reserves, IP, brand protection, data strategy implementation and transformational change – including senior Board changes and other major projects. In addition, he has overseen major reputation management projects including significant litigation and data breach management.

Mark spent 5 years as the Chair of the PPA Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee and EMMA's Copyright Task Force and served as Chair of Publishers' Licensing Services and a director of the Copyright Licensing Agency.


9amRegistration / Coffee
9.30amSeminar begins
10.30amQ&A plus Coffee and Networking


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