April 25, 2017
11:00 am, London
A practical overview of the regulation, the latest market research from IDC and how BlackBerry can assist
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect from May 2018 and represents a major step towards a digital single market. While it’s an opportunity to promote trust between consumers and organisations, it will mean significant challenges in the way data is managed.
The ramifications of non-compliance are substantial, so now is the time to start planning to minimize risk with the changes to the regulation only 14 months away.
What is the GDPR?
The GDPR’s primary aim is to ensure individuals are in control of the use and distribution of their private data, and to implement a harmonized approach across the EU. It is the largest overhaul of data protection legislation since its inception.
How will it affect your business?
The GDPR’s scope extends to all companies processing the data of EU residents. This includes companies outside the EU targeting individuals inside the EU.
Fines of either €10/€20 million or 2/4% of annual global revenue, whichever is highest, can be imposed on companies found not to comply with the GDPR.
Organisations will now have to notify their countries Data Protection Office of any breach within 72 hours of becoming aware.
Data Protection Officers
Organisations will need to employ a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who will need expert knowledge on the specifics of the data security. The DPO will be accountable for data protection within the organisation …
Key Learning Objectives:
- Get a good basic overview of the GDPR
- Understand the latest market research from IDC
- See how BlackBerry software and services can help you protect your critical data
Director, BlackBerry Cyber Security Services
Research Director, European Security Practice