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Crucial GDPR changes explained in IoD’s Digital Summit workshop

23 Nov 2017

GDPR is coming and there’s no way of avoiding it. Business leaders have just a few months left to get their houses in order for the General Data Protection Regulation implementation on March 2018. 

The IoD’s recent Digital Strategy Summit hosted Darren Wray, CEO of a leading organisation in GDPR compliance, and solution consultant Birger Tenow from Canadian software firm OpenText to deliver a pragmatic workshop on getting your company fit for GDPR.

The pair cover all the basic changes that any leader will need moving into the new year such as the rights of the data subject, issues around the storage of data - new or old, and even some benefits for complicated business processes.

“I see GDPR as a way of streamlining your business,” says Tenow. “You now have a reason for controlling your data, and in a much more efficient way.”

Audiences were also reminded that companies will only have 72 hours to report a breach under GDPR, so companies need to have a breach plan in place, and a designated employee should be charged with looking after GDPR queries and requests. “Not in the hands of some poor graduate!” says Wray.

Watch the full workshop filmed at the IoD’s Digital Strategy Summit, above.

Also from the Digital Strategy Summit, how much do you know about the modern-day cyber security threats to your business? 

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