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Data Protection – A Boardroom Matter

The Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2

IoD Ireland Briefing Series: Sponsored by Accenture

Helen Dixon,

Helen Dixon, Commissioner, Data Protection Commission

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This event is now closed for bookings. Please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, for further information.


We are delighted to announce that our next in-person Briefing is with Helen Dixon, Commissioner, Data Protection Commission, on the data obligations all business leaders and directors should be aware of for their organisation. This Briefing will take place in The Westbury Hotel, on Thursday, 13th April 2023. 

In this session, Helen will outline developments on the fifth anniversary of the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  She will also provide an overview of trends in complaints, data breaches and enforcement. In addition, she will cover commentary on the particular role Ireland plays in EU data protection regulation. The session will also address the new digital regulators coming onto the pitch in Ireland. 

The IoD Briefings Series is sponsored by Accenture

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members and is free of charge.

Helen Dixon,

Helen Dixon,

Commissioner, Data Protection Commission

Helen Dixon is Commissioner for the Data Protection Commission in Ireland. She was appointed to the position in September 2014. Responsible for upholding the rights of individuals regarding how data about them is used, the role, among other things, requires regulation of a large number of US internet multinationals with European bases in Ireland. Previously Helen was Irish Registrar of Companies, where she led regulatory enforcement of compliance with the filing provisions of the Companies Acts. Helen has also held senior roles in the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, working on economic migration policy, science, technology and innovation policy. She spent the first ten years of her career in the IT industry. 

Helen holds postgraduate qualifications in European Economic and Public Affairs, Governance, Computer Science, Official Statistics for Policy Evaluation, and Judicial Skills and Decision Making. She was delighted to have been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) in 2014.


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For any queries with regard to this online event, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland.


Please register using the 'Book Now' button. Please note registration will be taken on a first come first served basis. Once the event is booked out, a waiting list will be in operation. For this reason, please notify Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland, if you can no longer attend the event. Thank you in advance. 


Registration will open from 5:00pm on Thursday, 13th April 2023, with the Briefing starting promptly at 5:15pm, followed by Q&A. Refreshments will be served from 6:00pm to 6:45pm to allow members to network after the event..

Venue Details

This event will take place in the Grafton Suite, at The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.


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Please note, in advance of this event, we will be sending the attendee list to all registered attendees and our sponsor. This attendee sheet will include the name and company name of all registered attendees (as per their membership details). 

Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group, or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland. 

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