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Clients: What should you scan in your Data Processing Agreements?
13 November 2019 / 15:00 CET

13 November 2019, 15:00 CET (What time is this for me?)

Although the GDPR is now in full swing, there is an ongoing sticking point in the sector's journey to compliance: Data Processing Agreements. In this webinar we will take a closer look at the client-agency relationship in the age of GDPR controller and processor roles, as well as the CCPA service provider and data broker definitions.


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Preferential rate €35 for ESOMAR Members, €75 for non-Members
ESOMAR Plus Subscribers have free access to our webinar series.

Why should you care?

A solid agreement is the starting point of all business relationships, but one that is mindful of data protection impacts and responsibilities may be difficult to negotiate. Processing Agreements not only allow you to transfer personal data following the legal requirements, but they also play the important role of helping you determine who holds which responsibilities.


By having a thorough Processing Agreement in place, your internal operations such as data subject access request processes and data breach response frameworks will be better informed and tailored.

But this is not the whole story - Supervisory Authorities across Europe are taking a subject-matter approach to investigations, meaning they could opt to investigate only your Processing Agreements rather than compliance overall. And with the California Consumer Privacy Act around the corner, what data protection clauses should your Agreements include?


What will you take away from the session?
  • Practical advice on what you can already do straight after the session;
  • Receive answers to your questions by our internationally renowned speakers;
  • Template Data Processing Agreement to help you build your own;
  • 1-week access pass to our Data Protection Officer queries desk to support you with any further queries;


Who is this webinar for?

This webinar will be useful for any business operating both in the EU and internationally. It is also for any professional wishing to impart more knowledge on Processing Agreements within their business, and to their clients or colleagues.



Anne-Marie Horgan

Anne-Marie Horgan (CIPP-E) (CIPM)

ITWP Group Data Protection Officer

Anne-Marie Horgan serves as ITWP Group Data Protection Officer at Toluna, based in London (UK). Her specialities include data protection and compliance matters, acquiring extensive experience across multiple jurisdictions and obtaining both the CIPM and CIPP/E certifications. Anne-Marie's responsibilities include advising on a wide variety of commercial, legal and compliance matters, including employment law, corporate law, e-commerce and intellectual property.

Kim L. Smouter Umans

Kim L. Smouter Umans

Head of Public Affairs and Professional Standards

Kim L. Smouter Umans is ESOMAR's Head of Public Affairs and Professional Standards, having joined ESOMAR in 2012. He heads a small team of professional standards and public affairs experts championing the value of market, opinion and social research and data analytics.

He has also served in various policy roles working for the North East England Office in Brussels and in the European Parliament working in the fields of social policy, education, and employment.

He holds a Masters degree in European Public Affairs and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and is a graduate of the University of Maastricht.