The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Speaker: Jason Davies, Director, Safonda Limited
Venue: University of Chester, Thornton site, Room TSU106
Date: 4/12/2017 17.30 - 19.30 (will start with a 30 minute networking session. Lecture will last about 1 hour)

Abstract

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.  With GDPR coming into effect in early 2018 it is essential that businesses of all sizes understand what will be required of them to stay on the right side of the laws.  This session will cover an overview of GDPR including looking at the challenges for existing and future IT systems along with the steps every organisation should be looking at now to make sure that they are ready for next year.

Speaker's Bio

Jason has been developing secure web applications and advising companies on their Data Security for over 10 years.  Jason’s passion for security and data protection led him to form the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster in June 2015 and he has since overseen the Cluster’s operations and growth with the Welsh Cyber Security Clusters now totalling over 700 Members.  Jason is also one of the partners of the Cyber Wales initiative which was recently invited to become a founding member of GlobalEPIC (Ecosystem of Ecosystems for forming Partnerships for Innovation in Cybersecurity). In addition, Jason sits on the committee for North Wales and Cheshire BCS helping to spread best practice in data protection and cyber security to all areas of IT and other industries.  As a data security expert, Jason has delivered training and awareness sessions on Cyber Security and GDPR for organisations such as AACA, Business Wales, ION Leadership, Superfast Business Wales, Denbighshire County Council, Digital 2016, FSB and many more.

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