Rowenna Fielding

Senior Data Protection Lead

Rowenna joined Protecture in early 2017 as an experienced data protection practitioner with almost a decade of experience advising voluntary and commercial organisations. Formerly a specialist in information security management, Rowenna obtained the ISEB Certificate in Data Protection in 2011 and has since been focused on the practical implementation of data protection law and good practice.

As a data protection enthusiast, Rowenna is also Digital Officer for the National Association of Data Protection and Freedom of Information Officers, and an active member of the Information and Records Management Society. In 2018, she was awarded the “Captain Compliance” trophy by the ‘Security Serious’ industry awards for her work in bringing data protection to life through blogging and public speaking, and was a nominee for the IRMS’s ‘Information Governance Professional of the Year’ both in 2017 and 2018. Both in her professional capacity and her more irreverent ‘Miss IG Geek’ online persona, Rowenna’s articles, interviews and presentations have been prominent in the data protection landscape for several years.

My Session

“GDPR ate my hamster!” (a look at the effects of upgraded data protection law on the events industry and how companies are adapting)

Mixing the serious task of ensuring compliance with a light-hearted approach, this session will shine a spotlight on GDPR and events – looking specifically at:

  • GDPR myths (consent, email marketing, who/where is in-scope)
  • Common data protection challenges for event and marketing companies
  • What good – and bad – practice looks like

Delegates will leave the session with a list of key data protection risks to look for in their own events and an understanding of how to go about managing them.