Saturday 24 June 2017

Conference on how to deal with new data rules

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon
Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

A NEW conference in May will address how business is preparing for the impact of tough new data rules, dubbed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Speakers at Dublin Data Sec 2017 will include the Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, cyber security strategist Joseph Carson, barrister Pauline Walley and Alan Curley, EMEA privacy compliance manager for Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

GDPR, an EU directive, is due to come into force in May 2018. It poses significant challenges for business. Non-compliance could mean fines of up to €20m, or 4pc of global turnover.

Dublin Data Sec 2017 takes place on May 3 at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin.

Delegates will be updated on planning for the new regime, managing data privacy and how to identify and respond to data breaches. "We're now 444 days away from the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and all businesses and public sector bodies need to understand that their preparations must now be under way," said Ms Dixon.

The Data Protection Commission is issuing a series of guides to GDPR for businesses and individuals.

"Companies big and small, as well as public bodies, may not fully realise what is about to hit them when the GDPR fully comes into force. It can't be put off any longer as it's just a matter of months now," said Adrian Weckler, Dublin Data Sec 2017 MC and technology editor at Independent News and Media (INM).

Dublin Data Sec 2017 is an INM event, please visit www.independent.ie/datasec for further information and tickets.

Irish Independent

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