GDPR Session Announced at Optimise IT 2017!

Join us for a Breakfast Briefing at 8.00am and learn about the future of Data Protection and the implications of GDPR for your organisation. Find out how you can ensure you are compliant before the 25th May 2018 deadline.

One IT issue stands head and shoulders above others in terms of importance in 2017 – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Its impact goes well beyond the IT team; it has wide-reaching implications at board level, and any organisation which does not begin serious preparations in 2017 may struggle to meet the deadline and put itself, and its directors, at serious business risk.

What makes GDPR different is the high and potentially disastrous cost of getting it wrong – the penalties for a serious breach may be substantial (potentially 4% of previous years global turnover or €20m). The government has confirmed that Brexit will have no impact on GDPR implementation*. It applies to every entity that collects, processes, accesses, shares, stores, hosts and/or transfers European personal data both inside and outside Europe – in other words, any organisation that does business with the EU or employs EU citizens. In order to be ready for the GDPR deadline, organisations need to begin preparing now.

This session will focus on…

  • European Data Protection Regulation, what it covers and what is changing
  • A guide to Impact Assessments
  • The role of the Data Protection Officer – do you need to employ one?
  • How to ensure Data Protection by Design
  • How to ensure efferctive oversight of your third party service providers
  • What to do when a breach of security or confidentiality occurs and what are the penalties
  • The actions you need to take to protect your organisation

To register for Optimise IT 2017 and the GDPR session, please click here.