Helen is the Head of Data Privacy and the Data Protection Officer for Tesco Bank. She is an IAPP Fellow of Information Privacy and a data protection lawyer. Starting out in legal private practice, she has been advising on data protection compliance for over 16 years and she was previously part of the Pinsent Masons data protection legal team. She moved to Tesco 8 years ago to take up a data protection role in the Compliance Department at Tesco Bank. She acts as Tesco Bank’s DPO and now combines her data protection advisory role with DPO compliance monitoring and reporting activities, working closely with stakeholders across the organisation and the wider Tesco group. She also manages the Tesco Bank Data Privacy team, which runs an advice mailbox and the Data Protection Impact Assessment and Article 30 processes, and she leads Tesco Bank’s Data Protection Champions Network.
GDPR requires communications to data subjects to be “concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible”. Despite this many privacy policies are still complex and text-heavy. This panel will discuss the benefits of keeping policies short and simple and ways to ensure brevity while still meeting all the compliance requirements.