GDPR Data Protection talk/seminar

Europe Direct
Event Information

Date: 17 May 2018
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Sligo Library
Location: Event Centre

Event Description

Sligo’ EDIC has organised an event for all business owners & general public regarding the upcoming changes to Data protection. This event will be in EDIC Sligo, Sligo Central Library on Thursday 17th May.

On 25 May 2018, the new EU-wide data protection instrument, the General Data Protection Regulation, (“the Regulation”), will become directly applicable, two years after its adoption and entry into force. All present will be made aware of the impending changes to Data and their responsibilities in this regard. It is important for businesses and organisations (controllers and processors) to undertake thorough reviews of their data policy cycle so as to clearly identify which data they hold, for what purpose and on what legal basis (e.g. cloud environment; operators in the financial sector). They also need to assess the contracts in place, in particular those between controllers and processors, the avenues for international transfers and the overall governance (what IT and organisational measures to have in place), including the appointment of a Data Protection Officer.