Accountability Financial Services 2019 

This one-day financial services conference will explore the challenges faced when complying with multiple regulations and deep-dive into data protection, privacy and cyber security issues.

PrivSec events bring together privacy and security professionals to address the inextricable link between data privacy and data security, with this event focusing on the unique challenges of financial services organisations. 

This event is run by Data Protection World Forum Ltd, in association with OneTrust LLC.

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PrivSec Accountability FS 2019 explores the unique challenges a highly-regulated industry faces when complying with data privacy, protection and security laws.

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“Firms of all sizes need to develop a ‘security culture’, from the board down to every employee. Firms should be able to identify and prioritise their information assets – hardware, software and people. They should protect these assets, detect breaches, respond to and recover from incidents, and constantly evolve to meet new threats.” FCA

Are you taking accountability for your compliance?

This financial services event will deep dive into GDPR, Mifid II, Cybersecurity, global data protection laws, Brexit and the varying and possibly conflicting regulatory regimes.

- Ensure you have sufficient knowledge on accountability expectations

- Understand the issues facing your organisation around demonstrating compliance

- Prepare for the potential of an automatic audit - ensure you have a plan

- Drive a strong culture of compliance - sell compliance to senior management

- Uncover smart insights and practical tips on implementation

- Understand responsibilities and ownership strategies

- Build operational resilience

- Network with your financial services, privacy and security peers



Data Protection

  • GDPR – what's happened so far, and what's to come
  • Brexit implications
  • Global data protection laws 
  • Conflicting regulatory regimes - MiFID II, PSD2, GDPR
  • Data Breaches; understanding the full impact not just the fine

Cyber Security

  • How risks to technology systems are managed
  • Security by design
  • Testing and training staff
  • Managing third party suppliers
  • Understanding the threat landscape
  • Incident reponse strategies

Operational resilience

  • Disruption from technology outages and cyber-attacks
  • Cyber-enabled fraud
  • Complex and ageing IT systems
  • Response and recovery planning

Data and data ethics

  • Transparency and accountability
  • AI in finance and machine learning
  • Data Governance & culture
  • Digital rights, privacy, and data management
  • Achieving buy-in from board-room

Understand the implications of the Senior Managers Regime @ PrivSec Accountability FS 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority’s Senior Managers Regime (SMR) came into force in March 2016 for the banking and insurance sectors and is set to be extended.

This upcoming expansion will impact about 50,000 firms in the financial services sector from 9 December 2019 onwards.

The Senior Managers Regime has come into force due to a perceived lack of ownership and accountability and is creating a system that enables firms and regulators to hold people to account. Senior Managers can be held accountable if they don’t take what the regulator defines as ‘reasonable steps’ to prevent compliance breaches.

A large part of these obligations is that senior managers should establish, maintain and improve appropriate technology and cyber resilience systems and controls – including how to demonstrate accountability and compliance.



Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Barbican Centre in Central London will play host to PrivSec Accountability FS 2019.

London has been a critical artery for the flow of money around the world for centuries. The financial services sector accounts for about 12 percent of Britain’s economic output, employs about 1.1 million people and pays more taxes than any other industry.

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