Tackling GDPR

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24 August 2016 | 0

After years of discussion, the European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 14 April, 2016.

The new GDPR will bring major changes to data security, particularly:

  • Appoint a Data Controller
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Implement data protection by design
  • Implement appropriate systems to minimise risk
  • Notify authorities within 72 hrs of a breach
  • Understand where all the subjects person data resides and protect accordingly

The new EU legislation is set to make reporting of breaches mandatory with potential fines for non-compliance of up to 4% of Global Turnover or €20 million.

While it will take time for the EU GDPR to come into full effect, organisations need to start preparing now as they will need to be fully compliant by May 2018. And now that the compliance countdown has begun, many businesses face the same questions: What will the new legislation mean for us? Where should we start? How can we put a plan in action to address the legislation and ensure we are compliant?

To help answer these pressing questions and to give an accurate view of how businesses can approach and implement a Compliance Programme, IT security experts Zinopy have gathered an exciting panel of data protection specialists who will present at a seminar on Thursday, 1 September, in the Dean Hotel in Dublin.

The panel of expert speakers from Deloitte, Ronan Daly, Jermyn Solicitors, Information Security Assurance Services, IBM Security, Citrix and Zinopy will provide essential insights into the main provisions of the Regulation, practical guidance to help organisations start to prepare for the EU GDPR and what they can do on the ground to improve data governance, reduce the risk of data loss and lower compliance costs.

Event highlights include:

  • What you need to know about the GDPR
  • Key changes and impact for Irish organisations
  • Why is the GDPR important
  • Key legal implications and consequences of the GDPR
  • Managing a Data Breach – Prevention, Detection and Mitigation of a Data Breach
  • Practical tips and recommended steps to protect your data assets
  • What you need to know about the Network Information Systems (NIS) Directive

The new rules of the legislation will affect a variety of industry sectors where large quantities of personal data are processed, including financial services, government, retail, digital media and technology, pharmaceutical and health care, and more.

To find out more about what you can expect to learn at this not-to-be-missed briefing and to register your place visit http://www.zinopy.ie/events/eu-gdpr-briefing/ or call (01) 897 6750.

 

 

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