Amplexor hosts GDPR Seminar with the Data Protection Institute, OpenText and Microsoft

31 May 2017

Amplexor hosts GDPR Seminar with the Data Protection Institute, OpenText and Microsoft

May 31, 2017

Amplexor hosted the GDPR Seminar: The new regulation impact on content and collaboration in Heverlee on 30 May, which focused on the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on companies’ content and collaboration flows.

The topic gathered high interest from business representatives in public and private organizations, with nearly 50 professionals ranging from top management to IT and marketing functions attending the event.

To join our experts, we invited guest speakers from the Data Protection Institute, OpenText and Microsoft, who showed participants the key steps and technologies available to adapt their processes, IT systems and data archives to the new regulation.

Lode Vandermeulen, VP Sales at Amplexor, welcomed participants and introduced the topic for discussion. Then, Bart van Buitenen, Data Protection Officer (DPO) and trainer at the Data Protection Institute, detailed the principles of the GDPR and how they can be applied into practice in organizations, answering several questions from the audience.

Tom Laureys, ECM Solution Manager at Amplexor, gave a short presentation linking the GDPR requirements to the field of content and collaboration. Our expert touched on issues like the use of paper vs. digital and the discovery of privacy sensitive content in organizations’ existing archives, among others.

Gino Vicari, Senior Solution Consultant at OpenText, talked about the company’s vision on GDPR and how their solutions are positioned to assist in the different implementation steps towards GDPR compliance.

Vincent Dal, Partner Technology Strategist at Microsoft, demonstrated the broad set of functionalities Office 365 offers to respond to the new rules, as well as how Microsoft’s industry-leading security measures and privacy policies safeguard data in the cloud, including the categories of personal data identified by the GDPR.

The attendees had an opportunity to come up with their queries 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.

Learn how to facilitate, accommodate and implement the new GDPR requirements before their enforcement on 25 May 2018 - download your free copy of the event's presentations here.

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.

Learn more about how the GDPR will impact your business