The EU's New Data Protection Law—A Survival Guide

Thursday, 30 August, 2018 - 09:0012:30

Simon McGarr, Data Compliance Europe; Laura Nolan

Space is limited: add this to your schedule if you plan to attend.


What data do you hold?

Are you processing the data, or controlling it?

Do you have the consents to use that data like that?

Do you have a register of all that data and every way you use it, and what for?

Can you find every piece of data you hold that relates to an individual, copy it and send it to them—for free—within 30 days?

What happens when they say they want it erased?

The General Data Protection Directive came into force on the 25th May 2018. New powers mean regulators can impose fines for breaches up to 4% of annual turnover. But that’s not the only thing that will drive compliance- the data supply chain and a fresh threat of litigation  are both driving change in organisations as well. This workshop is for anyone trying to make sure that their organisation isn't in breach, and can deal with requests related to the GDPR.

GDPR isn't just a compliance project. It's a business culture change project. Let's struggle our way through together.

This will be an audience-driven workshop session, so bring your hardest questions.

Simon McGarr, Data Compliance Europe

Simon McGarr is recognised as one of Ireland’s leading experts in Data Protection. A practising solicitor, Data Protection consultant and external DPO, he has lectured in the Law Society, regularly appears on national media discussing data issues and was recently invited by the Irish parliament to give evidence on the implementation of the GDPR. He has been involved in many of the landmark cases developing Data Protection law in the EU and focuses much of his work on helping organisations to understand their data protection law needs.

Laura Nolan[node:field-speakers-institution]

Laura Nolan’s background is in Site Reliability Engineering, software engineering, distributed systems and computer science. She wrote the 'Managing Critical State' chapter in the O'Reilly ‘Site Reliability Engineering’ book, and is co-chair of SREcon18 Europe/Middle East/Africa. Laura is currently enjoying a well-earned sabbatical (and tinkering with some of her own projects) after 15 years in industry, most recently at Google.

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author = {Simon McGarr and Laura Nolan},
title = {The {EU{\textquoteright}s} New Data Protection {Law{\textemdash}A} Survival Guide},
year = {2018},
address = {Dusseldorf},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = aug