Second Annual London Data Privacy and Security Conference

May 15, 2013

United Kingdom

Keynote Presentation

Data Protection Live – Data Privacy and Security Lessons from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
Wayne Cleghorn, Data Protection, Privacy and Information Security Consultant and Lawyer

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games presented a unique opportunity to put into practice data protection and privacy compliance that was immediately testable, practical, responsive and integrated. In many other organisations compliance is never put to the test in such a public way. The eyes of the world were on London, and so compliance had to be seamless, yet also enabling, robust and adaptable. After an introduction to the scale of the Games in terms of data and information, Wayne dealt with a number of the key challenges that faced the Organising Committee and discuss responses. They were divided into four categories:

  1. Organise (Blending expertise, people structures, databases and international issues)
  2. Communicate (Part of key communication channels, special access rights to systems and workflow management)
  3. React (Contractors, data breach response and press analysis)
  4. Ending Well (Legacy retention versus data destruction)

The focus of the presentation and discussion was on security as the key driver, the complexities of database information and locations, the advantages of blended expertise, contractor management, data breach response and the realities of data destruction and retention.


  • Data Protection – Employment and Compliance
  • Cloud Computing and Security – An Update
  • EU and U.S. Complex Issues
  • Enforcement Update and a Look Ahead


  • William J. Cook, Head of Data Privacy and Security, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Andrea L. Ward, Senior Associate, McGuireWoods London LLP
  • Carol A. Martin, Partner, McGuireWoods London LLP
  • Evelina Roegiers, Associate, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Jonathan C. Maude, Partner, McGuireWoods London LLP
  • Mehboob R. Dossa, Partner, McGuireWoods London LLP
  • Michèle Dauvois, Partner, KGA
  • Paul Van den Bulck, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
  • Rose Parlane, Senior Associate, McGuireWoods London LLP