EU GDPR is sure to dominate conversations about data management, privacy and compliance between now and May 2018, so it wasn’t surprising to see a huge turnout at SureSkills’ seminar last week.
An audience of more than 100 business and IT leaders, as well as privacy professionals, gathered at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin to hear from experts in technology, data protection and law discuss the likely impact of GDPR. After five snappy presentations, they came away with solid, actionable advice about how to prepare their organisations for the forthcoming regulation.
Microsoft Ireland’s Head of Legal Rebecca Radloff set the tone for the event by framing GDPR in positive terms. “We very much welcome GDPR. It’s the most robust privacy legislation in the world, and we will be engineering our products to meet these high standards,” she said.
She urged companies to get working towards GDPR as soon as they can, if they haven’t already done do. Organisations should start by understanding and documenting their current processes for handling data, and then to line that up against the requirements to see where the gaps are.