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Shannon Chamber: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Workshop

Sep 26, 2017

Are you prepared for GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. It is the latest development in the current EU agenda to safeguard its citizens and their private information. The GDPR introduces new rights for individuals and strengthens existing protections. This new regulation imposes stricter requirements on all business activities involving data. Whether you are a data controller or a data processor, the GDPR will have a significant impact on your business and the clock is ticking.

The GDPR supersedes the existing Irish Data Protection Acts and expands the obligations already in place. Regulatory changes require prompt consideration and critical assessment by organisations in order to understand their effects on business operations. Amended business practices, supported by IT systems and operational processes will be required to achieve compliance with this new regulation.

With the data protection legal landscape evolving rapidly it presents many challenges for businesses, government and public authorities, in particular for consumer facing businesses, online businesses, those in the financial services sector or organisations in possession of sensitive personal data. The potential severity of fines for data breaches and non-compliance with regulation was significantly increased to €20 million or 4% of group turnover, whichever is greater. Organisations will have to move quickly to avoid potentially large fines for non-compliance. 

Shannon Chamber Skillnet and ulearning Skillnet in conjunction with Grant Thornton will be running a free workshop, which will cover the following topics:-

  • Overview of GDPR
  • A breakdown of the Key GDPR requirements
  • A discussion on the potential impact of those requirements on operations
  • A discussion on the strategy that an organisation can implement in order to become GDPR compliant
  • A practical discussion on GDPR and its impacts using existing case studies and in response to specific requirements of the attendees
  • Specific focus on some key areas such as Data protection Impact Assessments, security breach notifications, data asset inventories, Data subject rights,  and accountability

This workshop is Free of Charge 

Registration from 7.45 am 

In conjunction with

 

Shannon Chamber Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

For further information please visit www.skillnets.ie

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