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Why this workshop on GDPR ?
May 25th, 2018 is the fixed deadline for your company to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is a European regulation, not a directive, so it immediately comes into effect in all countries, without local modification or further parlementary approval. You can find the full text of the regulation here in English, and also in the 23 other official languages of the EU. Of course there is also an app for this, courtesy of DLA Piper, and you can find the Android and iOS version here.
We are now halfway through the two-year transition period, which means your company should prepare for compliance now. Although there are still 12 months left, companies should start asap as the implementation of GDPR could involve much more work than the Y2K compliance project.
Besides the damage to your brand reputation when customers see that you don't sufficiently protect their privacy and personal data, companies also risk to be fined for being non-compliant, and this may scare business people more than anything else. For example, a company can be fined up to 2% of global revenue for not having their records in order (article 30), not notifying the supervising authority and data subject about a breach (articles 33, 34), or not conducting impact assessments (article 35). More serious infringements can be charged up to a 4% fine, such as violations of basic principles related to data security (article 5) and conditions for consumer consent (article 7), which are the basis for the Privacy by Design concepts of the GDPR.
But which steps do you need to take ?
All of these steps should be implemented, documented and monitored. This workshop is a unique cooperation of an information governance consultant and a legal GDPR expert who has shared a lot of information to tackle the GDPR:
Who should attend ?
This event is specifically aimed at end-users who want to reach compliance while implementing better information management. The latter includes good data classification, master data management, information governance, security, monitoring, reporting, ... and this may be a good time to start implementing or revisit the best practices, industry standards and information security guidelines that have been around for years. The combination of speakers who focus on the 2 sides of the coin (the legal side and the IT side of GDPR) makes this a highly unique event.
This workshop will be value-for-money for:
Some familiarity with the GDPR is required. Check out our collection of the most interesting URLs on privacy, data protection and GDPR.