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Jan Booth

Deputy Director and Head of Knowledge and Information
DEFRA (Confirmed)

Jan is an experienced data and information professional. He currently leads the function in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) a role taking in data access, lifecycle, assurance and management. As part of this, Jan has oversight of Data Protection a challenging role in an organisation with multiple affiliated delivery bodies processing extensive personal data. Jan previously worked at HM Treasury, leading Knowledge and Information for the UK’s finance ministry. Prior to this, Jan led data and information services in the higher education, healthcare and charity sectors. He is prominent on a number of professional groups and a regular speaker at knowledge, information and data events.

  • Looking at the future: how is the role of the DPO evolving?
  • How can DPOs help establish a culture of compliance within their organisation whilst ensuring stakeholder buy-in?
  • How can DPOs effectively attain and allocate resources to their privacy programme?
  • Creating an effective reporting structure for data audit; ensuring all data breaches are reported to the DPO immediately to facilitate an effective and adequate response
  • DPO checklist: understanding how your organisation collects, stores, utilises and transfers data to ensure you are compliant
  • DPO checklist: conducting an effective Privacy Impact Assessment to aid in achieving GDPR compliance