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ICO Conference another success

I was fortunate enough to attend the annual Data Protection Practitioner conference earlier this week in Manchester hosted by the newly re-appointed Information Commissioner, Christopher Graham. Over 750 people attended making it the most well attended ICO annual conference ever.

For me personally, I didn’t think that it was as good as previous years – maybe it was me – but I was expecting hot debate about some of the topical issues, I was hoping that the workshop sessions would give me some really pragmatic ideas and guidance to implement in my work as a data protection consultant, and I was looking forward to spending time in the information market meeting suppliers who may hold the key to some of the issues we face.

I have to say that I was disappointed on all three counts and ironically it’s the first time that we’ve had to pay for the privilege of attending the conference!  So … my view is that the one to attend is definitely the PDP conference and I’ll be getting my application form in early this year.

Philip Brining – 6th March 2014