AMPLEXOR hosts GDPR workshop with the Dutch Data Protection Authority
23 March 2017
AMPLEXOR and the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens) hosted the half-day workshop Get your business ready for GDPR in Eindhoven on 16 March, which focused on the practical impacts the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have on businesses.
Among the audience of 30 participants were Compliance Officers, Risk Managers, IT Directors, Information Security Officers and other professionals from organizations and projects that require management of personal data.
The session included insightful discussions on the status quo in the Netherlands and European Union; the new obligations and requirements the regulation demands of companies; the role of the Data Protection Officer (DPO); data profiling, anonymization and pseudonymisation strategies; and the concepts of privacy by design and default.
The attendees also had the opportunity to table their own case studies for discussion and learn how to establish the best roadmap to facilitate, accommodate and implement the new requirements before their enforcement on 25 May 2018.
About the new General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for individuals within the European Union (EU).
The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. The measures included in the regulation will affect every organization dealing with private data of European citizens and the penalties for non-compliance can go up to 20 million euro or 4% of worldwide turnover.
The GDPR will introduce stronger restrictions to the way companies use and give access to personal information. There must be a clear consent to store personal data and every European citizen will have the right to access this information anytime or even ask to be forgotten.