Webinar on SARs: Challenges and Solutions


Data Protection World Forum in partnership with Data Guidance by OneTrust present SAR Challenges and Solutions webinar.

This exclusive broadcast sees Subject Access Rights discussed by our panel of industry professionals, including: Data Protection Officer at iSTORM Solutions Limited, Richard Merrygold; DPO at GDPR Institut, Ray Ford and APAC and CIS Privacy Analyst at DataGuidance by OneTrust, Holly Highams.

Meeting the SAR challenge

A subject access request (SAR) is a right of access granted to individuals who wish to obtain the records that a company holds on them. Having become applicable as part of the General Data Protection Regulation, it is a fundamental aspect of the legislative framework’s ethics of transparency, control and accountability.

Companies have 30 days in which to respond to a SAR following its receipt, at the risk of incurring regulator penalties and reputational damage. It is essential that organisations have the processes and practices in place to support the swift and accurate delivery of SARs as and when they arrive.

The danger of getting caught out when a subject access request is made is very real. By training staff, auditing data including data held by third parties, and preparing a plan which you practise and communicate, businesses can minimise the risk involved.

Data Guidance by OneTrust Webinar: what you can learn

Webinar attendees can discover cutting-edge solutions, systems and procedures designed to handle SAR compliance while maintaining the business’s competitive edge.

Our hosts Holly Highams, Ray Ford and Richard Merrygold will present real-world scenarios, exploring what companies have done right and wrong in the past when dealing with subject access requests.

Viewers will also have the chance to put their questions to our experts in a Q&A session following the talk.

Introducing our speakers

Richard Merrygold, Data Protection Officer at iSTORM Solutions Limited

An experienced data protection practitioner, Richard has spent the last nine years working across healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and financial service sectors.

A firm believer in engaging on an operational level in addition to key stakeholders in compliance and legal, he takes pride in building sustainable privacy frameworks, providing real world, workable solutions to a wide range of privacy related challenges.

Richard is currently responsible for privacy compliance across the UK and European businesses covering operations in the UK, France, Italy and Spain, focussing on developing and implementing a group wide privacy framework for the General Data Protection Regulation.

Ray Ford, DPO at GDPR Institut

Ray is an experienced technology business leader with over 30 years’ experience in the storage, networking, virtualisation and telecommunications / IOT areas. He has been developing data governance solutions for the last decade, and is experienced in migrating unstructured legacy data systems.

Ray has been integrating object-based storage models for application agnostic data for many years, ensuring data visibility retention governance and compliance functions.

Holly Highams, APAC and CIS Privacy Analyst at DataGuidance by OneTrust

Holly is an experienced privacy analyst at Data Guidance by OneTrust. She is the project manager for the Employee Monitoring and Health and Pharma Guidance Notes, and the GDPR v. Russian Law on personal data comparison report.

Within her role, Holly researches and provides content on privacy developments across Asia Pacific and the CIS. She is currently working on expanding the cross-border charts, including data processing notification, data protection officer appointment and direct marketing.

Webinar details

Title: SARs: Challenges & Solutions

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Time: 14:00 PM British Summer Time

Duration: 1 hour

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