25 JANUARY 2022

Data Privacy. Cyber Security. Compliance. Governance. Risk Management. Regulatory Affairs. Legal. AI. Technology.
This event will gather 150-200 In-house Counsel, Data Privacy Heads, Data Privacy Officers, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Compliance Managers, Cyber Security Managers, Law Firm Partners and Law Tech Professionals.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek 

Baniyas Road, P.O.BOX 476, Dubai, UAE



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We are all set to host our next flagship event- The Global Data Privacy, Cyber Security & GRC ConfEx in Dubai, which is to be held on 25 Jan 2022. This event aims to bring together 150-200 In-house Counsel, Data Privacy Heads, Data Privacy Officers, Heads of Risk & Compliance, Compliance Managers, Cyber Security Managers, Law Firm Partners and Law Tech Professionals. Each lawyer participant attends the event because he/she has some operational challenges to resolve such as Litigation. Risk. Security. GDPR. CCPA. Compliance. Data Privacy. Artificial Intelligence. Legal Technology. Automation. Machine Learning. Litigation. E-discovery. Contracts etc (this list of challenges is only indicative, not exhaustive). In order to find the solutions, they not only need the learning & education but also the meetings with the right service providers. Our event helps them with both.

Networking Event


  • 150 - 200 In-house Counsel and Law Firm Partners

  • 15+ Exhibitors

  • 30+ Speakers

  • 10+ Bar Associations & Media Partners 

  • Keynote Addresses

  • Exclusive Case Study Presentations

  • Round Table Discussions

  • Business Dialogues

  • Qualified Business Lead

  • C Level Invitations Only

  • Unique Networking Opportunities

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Keyboard and Mouse


(08:30 AM – 05:00 PM Dubai Time)

* Program is subject to change without notice

08:30 AM – Onwards

Conference Registration

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

 08:45 AM – 09:00 AM

Introduction & Peer Networking

  • Event Introduction: Get to know the daylong exciting networking & learning opportunities

  • One-on-One Introduction: Let the industry know you and your expertise

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM

Morning Keynote Address 1

Two Years of COVID-19’s & Impact on Middle East Data Privacy, Protection & Security


You will learn about:

  • The privacy implications of the COVID-19 pandemic

  • What is the price of privacy? What value can be tagged at privacy?

  • Succeeding at the intersection of security and privacy

  • Data protection and cybersecurity considerations

  • What employers can do to control the spread and mitigate the effects of the virus, and what additional data can they process about their employees?

  • How employers ensure good data protection and governance practices for employees working from home?

  • Creating new normal data privacy models to track patterns of life

09:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Morning Keynote Address 2

Whistleblower Protection in the UAE: Current & Anticipated Landscape


There has been a growing focus in recent years on whistleblowing issues within the legal sector and it is important, both from an employment law and a regulatory perspective, to ensure that where whistleblowing concerns arise, they are dealt with appropriately.

  • DIFC Attempts at Whistleblowing Law

  • Overview and relevance of the current climate and culture around whistleblowing.

  • What are the employment law obligations on law firms in relation to whistleblowing?

  • What is expected of law firms and those working within them from a regulatory perspective?

  • Practical steps to take to meet these obligations and expectations.

  • Brief case study- how EY brand takes beating in case vs. whistleblower?

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Morning Keynote Address 3

Privacy Consent Management: Understanding Role in Privacy Compliance

  • Define the privacy and consent management landscape—and the drivers affecting its evolution

  • Describe the intersection of privacy and consent management solutions with the broader marketing and advertising technology ecosystems

  • Review the organizational requirements necessary to maximize the value of privacy and consent management solutions, inclusive of data, internal processes/ workflows and other assets

  • Provide an outlook on the potential future evolution of the privacy and consent management market

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

 10:50 AM – 11:20 AM

Informal Networking

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM

Industry Leadership Session

Data Privacy and Data Security: How to Comply with Regulations?


There is no privacy without security. But security alone is not enough to protect your customer’s sensitive data. Strong privacy protection enables you to unlock data for new purposes and makes the job of the security team a lot easier.

Join this session to learn:

  • How to make sure your business complies with regulations?

  • Why both data privacy and data security should matter to you?

  • How robust security controls are not enough to adequately protect your data?

  • How the focus is expanding from the perimeter to implementing privacy controls on the data itself?

  • How privacy technologies and access controls work hand-in-hand to ensure your data is protected?

12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

12:20 PM – 01:00 PM

Industry Leadership Session

AI-Enabled GRC Platform & Uncover Hidden Risks

  • How organisations are right now seizing opportunities presented by their digitisation journey?

  • Advances in AI for risk

  • Advances in business intelligence for risk

  • Maintain control of your data and build your competitive advantage. Understand how your data is managed?

01:00 PM – 01:50 PM

Informal Networking

  • Networking Lunch with Speakers & Delegates

    Informal Networking with Exhibitors

01:50 PM – 02:10 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

02:10 PM – 02:50 PM

Industry Leadership Session

GDPR Compliance- Means for a Non-EU Vendor

  • When a non-EU vendor wants to be “GDPR compliant” to satisfy its clients’ requirements, what does this entail?

  • One should distinguish the situation where the Vendor is subject to GDPR by law (under the GDPR’s territorial scope) and where the Vendor is subject to GDPR as a result of the contractual arrangements with the client

  • What are the requirements when it is (only) a contractual obligation?  Example of the EU standard contractual clauses (SCC)

02:50 PM – 03:10 PM

Exclusive Case Study Presentation

03:10 PM – 04:40 PM

Leadership Round Table Discussion & Idea Exchange


This session is an opportunity for you to share feedback with peers regarding challenges you face that were not addressed in other conference sessions. Participate in discussions around hot topics and burning issues with your colleagues that are unique to the IP environment. Peers gladly share ideas, strategies and best practices to assist you in addressing difficulties. You may be surprised that you have an idea to share that will be of great value to another attendee. Take back to your office insightful tips to reduce risk or increase efficiency in a process or procedure within your firm that you didn't think needed improvement.


During the Idea Exchange, we plan to discuss the topics below. Please feel free to bring additional topics if you don't see a topic that you would like to discuss.

Discussion Topic & Details-

DIFC’s Data Protection Landscape: Aligning Global Measures


The Dubai International Financial Centre ('DIFC') has enacted a new data protection law which will more closely align the jurisdiction with the approach to personal data protection presently taken in Europe. Experts will explore on:

  • Navigating Data Privacy Regulation and Developments in 2021-22

  • What is the significance of the new DIFC Data Protection Law?

  • New DIFC Data Protection Law: act now to ensure compliance

  • What has struck you as one or two of the most important Privacy Issues arisen because of the pandemic?

  • Considering what the GDPR looks like two years on, how will it shape data protection in the UAE?

  • What advice would you have for privacy practitioners working in the MENA region who want to develop their career?

  • Legal basis for processing personal data

  • Data breaches and fines for breaches

04:40 PM – 05:00 PM

Informal Networking

  • Networking Tea with Speakers & Delegates

  • Informal Networking with Exhibitors

05:00 PM – 05:05 PM

Thank You Note & Closing Remarks

Thank you note in the presence of all speakers, sponsors & global delegates who made this event happen with their undaunting support and participation.

*There can be a slight change in the time provided in the agenda above





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