It is now time for businesses to get ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a significant change to EU privacy law that requires all companies involved in processing personal data to review and make changes to their policies and practices. Under GDPR, businesses are obliged to become transparent, secure and accountable.
Dublin Data Sec 2017 which takes place on Wednesday May 3rd in the RDS Concert Hall, from 9am until 5pm, aims to inform businesses, organisations and sole traders, in preparation for new data protection laws.
Keynote speaker for Dublin Data Sec, Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) for Ireland Helen Dixon has emphasised that all businesses and public sector bodies need to understand that their preparations must now be underway.
According to Dixon, “The GDPR does not merely require organisations to avoid doing harm to individuals in terms of the personal data they collect and process; it requires new and proactive action on the part of organisations, particularly in terms of accountability and transparency. Individuals in the EU have a fundamental right to the protection of their personal data – the GDPR is going to enforce this right on a whole new level and organisations need to prepare for this now.”
Non-compliance to the new GDPR could see businesses or organisations facing fines of up to €20,000,000 or 4 per cent of annual global turnover. As the GDPR approaches, preparation is vital in order to ensure the transparency, security and accountability at the centre of new data protection rules.
Programme of Speakers at Data Sec 2017
Speakers at Dublin Data Sec 2017, including the Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland Helen Dixon, Cyber Security Strategist Joseph Carson and Senior Counsel for Civil, Criminal and Internet Litigation Pauline Walley, will explain exactly what GDPR involves for the many businesses and organisations affected across the country. Delegates will be updated on planning for GDPR, the procedures to be put in place, governance, managing a data privacy programme; and data breach detection, reporting and security.
The conference also covers the issues surrounding ‘Data Protection, Brexit and Borders’.
- Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor, Independent News & Media
- Helen Dixon, Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland
- Joseph Carson, Cyber Security Strategist
- Pauline Walley, Senior Counsel, Civil, Criminal and Internet Litigation
- Emerald De Leeuw, CEO Eurocomply GDPR Software
- Jonathan Armstrong, Compliance and Technology Lawyer, Cordery Compliance
- Todd Ruback, Chief Privacy Officer and VP of Legal Affairs, Evidon Inc
- Mark Adair, Partner, Commercial Law Practice Group, Mason Hayes & Curran
- Ronan Davy, Senior International Counsel, Etsy
- Stephen Laffan, Workday Global Privacy Program Manager
- Alan Curley, EMEA Privacy Compliance Manager for Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, part of Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Companies
- Daragh O’Brien, Founder, Castlebridge, a firm specialising in Information Trust
- Julian Hayes, Head of Data Protection, Paddy Power
Dublin Data Sec 2017 is an Independent News and Media event, please visit www.independent.ie/datasec for further information and tickets. A 20% discount for Adworld readers is available. Discount code on Data Sec tickets is IMJ20.