The General Data Protection Regulation: One year left.

Held on Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12.30-2.15pm

With support from Eversheds Sutherland


  • Mike Turner (Capgemini)

  • Paul Henninger (FTI Consulting)

  • Paula Barrett (Eversheds Sutherland)



If things run to schedule, the new GDPR will come into force in May next year. 

However, that is a big ‘if’… There remain plenty of open questions about the Regulation itself, the reputational dangers that it contains and about how it will fit alongside other (perhaps competing) legislation. Then there’s Brexit. Still, for the moment, we have to assume that the GDPR is on the way.

So, how can firms make the most (and avoid the worst) of the GDPR? To guide us through the maze of challenges and opportunities that financial firms face, we are pleased to welcome:

  • Mike Turner, COO of Capgemini’s Cybersecurity Business.  A cybersecurity specialist, he is former Chief Security Officer for Capgemini and has held senior positions with BAE System, AI (formerly Detica) and the Ministry of Defence.
  • Paul Henninger, senior managing director in FTI Consulting’s data & analytics practice. He has particular experience around customer analytics, financial crime and fraud prevention.
  • Paula Barrett, global head of Privacy & Information Law at Eversheds Sutherland. Paula has led the privacy practice at Eversheds for over a decade, and advises the government as a member of the National Information Assurance Forum.

If you (or a colleague) would like to join us for what I am sure will be a lively discussion, would you please let us know by emailing or by calling 020 7621 1056.  Thanks to the hospitality of Eversheds Sutherland, I can promise sandwiches and light refreshments.

Sincerely yours,

Andrew Hilton