Richard Merrygold

Principal Consultant / Data Protection Officer iSTORM Solutions Ltd

An experienced Data Protection practitioner, Richard has spent the last 9 years working across healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and financial service sectors.

A firm believer in engaging on an operational level in addition to key stakeholders in Compliance and Legal he takes pride in building sustainable privacy frameworks, providing real world, workable solutions to a wide range of privacy related challenges.

Richard is currently responsible for privacy compliance across the UK and European businesses covering operations in the UK, France, Italy and Spain, focussing on developing and implementing a group wide privacy framework in preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation.

My Sessions

Power to the People: Consumer Trust and Control

With an increase in privacy awareness, organisations can no longer hide from implementing robust privacy compliance practices. Whatsapp came under fire recently by changing its privacy policy to give access to data to its sister site Facebook leading millions to switch to more privacy friendly sites such as Signal. This panel will look at the consumer – organisation relationship and how to build consumer trust.

Host
  • Richard Merrygold, Principal Consultant / Data Protection Officer iSTORM Solutions Ltd
Speakers
Crisis Averted? Are Privacy Enhancing Technologies the Answer to Keep Your Business Running

Governance, risk, and compliance technologies are on the rise and are forecasted to grow in 2021. But how useful are they for GRC teams? This panel session will explore the current GRC tech on the market and whether they are the answer to improving business resiliency and averting crisis.

Host
  • Richard Merrygold, Principal Consultant / Data Protection Officer iSTORM Solutions Ltd
Speakers
  • Anand Ramamoorthy, Head of Data Governance and Data Privacy, APAC & Japan, Informatica
  • Pravin Kumar, Director, Global Head of Assurance (Tech, Cyber and Data) Barclays