Data Protection in Travel Seminar - London
28 Feb 2017




Riverbank House, 2 Swan Lane, London


09:30 - 17:00

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Data Protection in Travel Seminar - London

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Are you aware that the rules governing Data Protection are changing? Is your organisation prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Every travel business handles personal data including customer details and staff and supplier information. Our one-day Data Protection in Travel Seminar delivers practical guidance to help travel industry professionals get GDPR-ready for 25 May 2018. Now is the time to prepare for these changes as they could have far-reaching implications for your business. The risks of non-compliance include complaints from customers, damage to your reputation and potentially very significant sanctions and fines. Increased penalties under EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will reach an upper limit of €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover – whichever is higher.

Take this opportunity to take stock of your existing level of data protection compliance and update yourself on best practice. Learn about the changes coming in 2018 and why they are important to your business. Get guidance on privacy policies from the Information Commissioner’s Office, legal and industry experts. Hear practical guidance, roundtable discussion sessions and case studies on key travel issues.

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Key topics: 

  • Getting ready for 2018 – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Package Travel Directive
  • Privacy notices, transparency and consent - new approaches and recommendations
  • Key issues including lawful processing, new data processor liability, special protection for children’s data, and data export rules
  • Obligations on companies regarding data security breaches and new threats to data e.g. cyber
  • Changes to consent and the impact on direct marketing
  • The role of the TMC in data privacy
  • Marketing campaigns guidance - opt-in marketing, consent and demonstrating compliance
  • Data mapping and gap analysis
  • Data protection and the workforce.


  • Richard Nevinson, Senior Policy Officer – Strategic Liaison, Information Commissioner’s Office 
  • Leonie Power, Director, Fieldfisher 
  • Rhys Griffiths, Partner, Head of Travel Group, Fieldfisher
  • Simon Bunce, Director of Legal Affairs, ABTA
  • Antonis Patrikios, Partner, Fieldfisher 
  • Lorna Cropper, Senior Associate, Fieldfisher
  • Samantha Simms, Director, Global Privacy Officer, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Johan Thorell, Senior Director, Compliance and Data Privacy EMEA & GPN, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Dave Williams, MD, Trusted IA

Benefits of attending

  • Guidance on privacy policies from the Information Commissioner’s Office and legal experts
  • Practical guidance on documenting your existing data, carrying out an audit, reviewing your privacy notices, preparing your next steps
  • Practical workshop, roundtable discussion sessions and case studies on key travel issues and the impact on your working practices.

Who should attend?

Travel professionals who have a role in handling data and implementing data protection policy. The Seminar is designed for large and small companies, including the following teams:

  • Directors, CEOs and Senior Managers
  • Legal teams
  • Data Protection Officers
  • IT and information security teams.
  • Customer services and marketing teams

This seminar is open to ABTA Members, non-Members and the wider travel community.

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner rate: £225 plus VAT 
Non-member rate: £345 plus VAT 

*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number. 

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Clients choose us because we understand their business. Our in-depth industry knowledge, technical excellence and down-to-earth delivery means you can trust us to provide you with the best possible service.

The travel industry has an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit which has seen it shape the development of law and regulation. Developments in technology have been a catalyst for change. Travel companies have developed the way they communicate with customers, offering much greater choice, flexibility and competition.

Our Travel, Data Protection and Technology teams are all ranked number 1 by the legal directories. This means we are uniquely positioned to support travel companies to embrace new technology and opportunities, whilst at the same time ensuring that they remain legally compliant.

It is not just about providing award winning, cutting-edge advice, it is about investing time to develop exceptional working relationships with our clients. We are flexible and personable and have built our strategy around helping clients succeed.


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