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Win Tickets to INM Events Dublin Data Sec Conference 2018

Pictured: Keynote Speaker – Helen Dixon, Irleand’s Data Protection Commissioner

With the issue of data protection very much in the news this week following the controversy surrounding Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and with D-Day for the implementation of GDPR only a few weeks away, Adworld.ie has two pairs of tickets to give away for the forthcoming Dublin Data Sec conference which takes place on Monday, April 9th in the RDS Concert Hall.

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.

Helen Dixon the DPC for Ireland, who is the keynote speaker at the event, will  be joined at Dublin Data Sec 2018 by speakers including information security industry expert Brian Honan; Deirdre Garvey, Chief Executive Officer, The Wheel, Ireland’s national association of charities, community and voluntary organisations; Mark Little, CEO, Neva Labs; Helen Quinn of the Small Firms Association (SFA), executive with responsibility for HR, Employment Law and Data Protection member queries; and Ardi Kolah, Executive Fellow and Director of the GDPR Transition Programme at Henley Business School and Founder of GO DPO®. The speakers will form expert panels to guide delegates through the GDPR.

According to Helen Dixon commented: “The obligations in the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) apply directly to every organisation in Ireland from 25th May 2018. This means 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 and with the rights individuals have in relation to controlling how their personal data is treated. The GDPR recognises a risk-based approach and so for many smaller organisations, the steps to comply – once the requirements have been taken on board – are straightforward. See www.gdprandyou.ie for guidance booklets. For bigger organisations that process higher volumes of personal data and particularly special categories of personal data, such as health data, the steps to comply require considerable planning, resourcing and budget.  It will be mandatory from 25th May 2018 to report all personal data breaches (for example, loss of a laptop with unencrypted customer or employee lists) to the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to participate in INM’s very timely Data Sec conference to assist in guiding organisations as they prepare to comply with these important new laws.”

Key topics to be covered at Dublin Data Sec include the prevention of data breaches and data loss; data retention; accountability, implementation and response; with the spotlight on unified platforms, reporting, data analysis, and data management, for example centralising data in dashboards to facilitate compliance with the GDPR. Security applications are a focus against the backdrop of growth in cloud and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD).

Adrian Weckler, Dublin Data Sec 2018 MC, and technology editor at INM says: “This is one of the biggest, most impactful regulatory changes ever seen. It will affect organisations of all sizes and nature, from small firms right through to enterprise-level businesses and public sector bodies. Authorities in Ireland and across Europe have bluntly said that they will not hold back from using their considerably enhanced powers to enforce the new rules. Yet survey after survey shows that a majority of Irish organisations, even at this late stage, do not feel fully prepared for the GDPR rule change. This conference will contain crucial guidance for organisations seeking to make sure they don’t fall foul of the legal changes. Attendees will be given expert, easy-to-grasp advice and examples of what needs to be done prior to May 25th.”

Cliona Carroll, Sponsorship and Events Manager, INM added: “Dublin Data Sec 2018 sponsors Microsoft, Arkphire, Eversheds Sutherland and RedFlare bring global technology, legal and IT security expertise, reinforcing the data protection agenda at the event to be delivered by industry expert speakers. INM events are delighted to welcome them to join Ireland’s second annual data protection conference.”

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

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.

To win the tickets to Data Sec, simply answer the following question. Who is the keynote speaker at the INM Events Dublin Data Sec 2018 Conference? Email your answer by Wednesday March 28th to:Competition@adworld.ie


Winners will be announced next week.

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