Thursday 16 August 2018

Dixon to address Dublin Data Sec event

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photo: Adria
Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon. Photo: Adria

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The second annual data protection conference, Dublin Data Sec 2018, will take place in April, with Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon announced as key note speaker.

The deadline for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching and Dublin Data Sec 2018 will guide businesses and organisations through the necessary steps to compliance with a focus on transparency, security and accountability.

The GDPR directive comes into force on May 25. Businesses or organisations could be fined up to €20m or 4pc of annual global turnover for non-compliance under the new regulations. Dublin Data Sec will address the challenges and opportunities for Irish businesses, charities, voluntary groups and public sector organisations around data protection under the GDPR.

"All public, private and voluntary organisations of every size need to be familiar with the requirements around what information must be given to all individuals when their personal data is being collected, used and stored," said Dixon.

Dixon will be joined at Dublin Data Sec 2018 by speakers including information security industry expert Brian Honan, Deirdre Garvey, CEO of The Wheel, and Mark Little, CEO of Neva Labs.

Dublin Data Sec 2018 is supported by sponsors Microsoft, Irish-managed IT services provider Arkphire, global law firm Eversheds Sutherland and enterprise security solutions provider RedFlare. The event takes place on April 9 in the RDS Concert Hall.

Dublin Data Sec 2018 is an Independent News & Media event, please visit www.independent.ie/datasec2018 for further information and ticket details.

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