Emma Martins to speak at European data protection summit


The Bailiwick’s Data Protection Commissioner, Emma Martins, has been invited to speak at an international data protection conference next month.

The European Data Protection Summit and Dinner will take place in London on 3 June 2019 and brings together an international line-up of expert speakers, including representatives from the Bank of England, Google and Mastercard, to explore the latest insights and findings in data protection, governance and security.

Mrs Martins considers her attendance shows how, despite being a small jurisdiction, the Bailiwick’s approach to data protection legislation is of interest internationally.

‘I am delighted to be able to represent the Bailiwick alongside some of Europe’s major organisations. Our presence illustrates just how far we have come as a jurisdiction in providing effective data protection regulation – independently from government – and ensuring high standards within our community.’

Mrs Martins will speak on the important role played by the Office of Data Protection Authority (ODPA), highlighting how it is developing a forward-looking and thoughtful approach to compliance within the Island’s regulated community for the benefit of individuals, organisations and society as a whole.

Mrs Martins added,

‘The approach regulators take in this data-driven world has the ability to influence outcomes in very real ways. At my office, we are working hard to develop an intelligent, inclusive and ethical regulatory environment that supports good outcomes for everybody. Small jurisdictions like ours are able to contribute meaningfully and positively in this area and I am very much looking forward to the opportunity to talk about our approach with such a wide community of data professionals.’

The sold-out event takes place at ETC Venues in the City of London with 700 attendees from around Europe.