We are in unprecedented times in the sphere of data protection, with regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), MiFID ii and the forthcoming ePrivacy regulation fundamentally changing the way we deal with personal data and how we think about our security online.
Beneath a shadow of tough financial penalties meted out by regulators, to say nothing of the danger of reputational damage, in 2018 we’ve witnessed a marked rise in the number of data breaches reported to data protection authorities in the UK and beyond.
The big brands have attracted some seriously negative headlines, but small companies have registered on the data protection radar also.
As the data breaches have broken, so a narrative has built, describing organisational efforts to get to grips with the new climate in a more data security conscious age. A key theme in this story is that of consumers learning their rights as data subjects – rights that we all must work hard to uphold.
Taking the data protection pulse one year on
Coming to central London on June 3rd, the European Data Protection Summit will see Data Protection Officers (DPOs) security professionals, IT leaders and senior business figures come together to consider the data protection landscape and our obligations within it, one year on from the arrival of the GDPR.
This industry-leading conference will deliver top-level strategic content, insight, networking, analysis and debate on all the issues that matter regarding our compliance with new legislation, data security practice, the technologies and trends we need to consider to uphold safety in the global data economy.
Building on the resounding success of 2018’s Data Protection World Forum, European Data Protection Summit welcomes a prestigious roster of experts from all areas of data security, including:
- Ivana Bartoletti, Head of Privacy and Data Protection at Gemserv
- Ian West, Executive Vice President at GDPR Associates
- Hellen Beveridge, Privacy Lead at Oversight
Taking place on June 3rd 2019 at 133 Houndsditch, London, European Data Protection Summit will be packed with keynote talks, panel discussions and engaging content to bring clarity to key issues within data protection, and to give delegates a firmer grasp on the huge opportunities that will grow in today’s more stringent legislative climate.
PrivSec Conferences will bring together leading speakers and experts from privacy and security to deliver compelling content via solo presentations, panel discussions, debates, roundtables and workshops.
For more information on upcoming events, visit the website.
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