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IoD Scotland - Directors' Accountabilities in a Digital Era

03 Apr 2019
IoD Scotland, Edinburgh

This half day (9-1) workshop addresses navigating board risk, compliance and security threats in today’s business world, all of which are significantly impacted by digital transformation and innovation projects. 

Security and risk management must go beyond technology and network infrastructure products. It needs to be an on-going process that includes people throughout an organisation. Understanding the risk levels that your organisation faces and effectively leading change to protect your individual legal accountabilities, as a Director, is paramount.

Recent case law and published ICO fines include criminal prosecution, non-criminal enforcement and penalties.

Key details

Date & time: 03 Apr 2019 09:00 - 13:00
Location: IoD Scotland, Edinburgh
CPD Hours: 4.0000

Prices from

150.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
195.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate

Event manager:
Ms Avril Gall
Contact phone:
0131 557 5488

This workshop will

  • Take individual Board Directors through clarity on changes at the ICO which result in greater accountabilities of individual Directors and new legal accountabilities
  • Educate and inform on myths and misunderstandings that are resulting in ICO fines
  • Equip you with knowledge to evaluate if IT and Marketing teams are fully informed and compliant
  • Enable you to better assess risk levels for you and your organisation in the future 



Current overview of the emerging threat landscape 

  • New legal accountabilities & fiduciary obligations on Directors

  • Directors’ personal liabilities

  • Conflict of interest for Directors, identifying and handling them

  • Company indemnities to Directors, and limitations on their benefits

  • Reminders re D&O insurance cover, what it is and what is unlikely to be covered

  • Myth busting 

    • The IT Guy & The Marketing Department
    • Outsourcing
    • ICO
    • Cyber


  • Hidden risk and how to educate your board 
  • How to navigate impact for your organisation 
    • The 7 Principles of GDPR
    • Quantifying reputational loss
    • Director’s Self-Assessment



    Debra Cairns leads the GRC specialist team, which is part of UK wide award-winning security company, Net Defence

    Net Defence provides security, secure IT, GRC, secure telecoms and investigations consultancy, education and audit services globally. It is part of  the Scottish founded, third generation family business, Ogilvie Group. Clients include UK wide businesses, third sector and public-sector organisations, company directors, boards, marketing teams, IT teams, export teams and Law Enforcement Agencies in the UK and USA.

    Ewan McIntyre leads the professional indemnity team at Burness Paull LLP. Ewan, who is recognised by the legal directories as being an expert in the arena, has over 25 years’ experience working worked with corporate clients, funds, major insurers, charities and the public sector. They advise boards, directors and shareholders on governance and risk management. Ewan chairs the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) team focussing on Professional Indemnities and he has non-executive director experience so the team is very well placed to assist clients.



    Prices from

    150.00 GBP + VAT - Member Rate
    195.00 GBP + VAT - Non Member Rate

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    • IoD Scotland
    • 10 Charlotte Square
    • Edinburgh
    • EH2 4DR

    0131 557 5488

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