Cybercrime is increasing every year, and all businesses need to protect themselves from attacks. We will start our session with an update on cybersecurity and fraud prevention legislation from our lawyers at K&L Gates. This will be followed by a look at some practical tools available to your business free of charge that can help reduce the risks.
Partly in response to these increased rates of cybercrime, enhanced data protection legislation comes into force next year. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) will replace existing data protection laws across Europe, with compliance mandatory for all businesses that hold personal data on their clients by 25th May 2018.
The main changes from existing regulation are greater clarity and emphasis on:
- Accountability – data processors can be held accountable for compliance and breaches under the new regulations;
- Portability – data must be available in a format that can be transferred to other businesses if the individual it concerns requests it;
- Data ownership – the GDPR makes it clear that the data subject is the owner of their data.
The new legislation also contains many more elements to compliance than the existing one, as well as a tougher regime for the notification of data breaches.
Dai Davis, and solicitor with particular expertise in GDPR, will end the seminar with a practical look at the new GDPR regulation, tips on priorities and how to comply.
10:15 GDPR – a legal overview of the new legislation, Andrew Gilchrist and Noirin McFadden, K&L Gates
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 GDPR – hands on tips for compliance and priorities, Dai Davis, Director, Percy Crow Davis
12:30 Practical tools to reduce the risks of fraud to your business, Barry Gooch, Prevention of Fraud in Travel (PROFiT)
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