‘An Introduction To The New EU General Data Protection Regulations’

The GDPR is a new EU Regulation to unify data protection law in all EU countries. Being directly applicable from the 25th May 2018, all businesses (including legal practices) must be compliant by then, and failure can lead to severe consequences - fines of up to EUR 20 million, or 4% of global annual turnover. The GDPR requires us to implement reasonable data protection measures to protect the personal data of our clients and employees against data loss or exposure. To achieve this, the law regulates all areas relating to data management and processing - from obtaining user-consent to setting up company-wide data protection practices and handling data-breach incidents. The GDPR highlights encryption as an important technology measure to safeguard data. Encryption, especially end-to-end encryption, also helps your business manage data in the cloud in a GDPR compliant way.

Objectives of talk:

From the origins of our concept of the right to ‘Privacy’ in Ireland in the 1973 Supreme Court case of McGee -v- the AG & the Revenue Commissioners, no one could have imagined how the sheer scope of that right could have become so important to clients, employees, customers, and all of us as individuals.

Agenda of this webinar:

  1. Why is Privacy Important?
  2. Why is GDPR important?
  3. A background to GDPR
  4. What is the actual purpose of GDPR?
  5. How complying with GDPR will bring about benefits to your business (and not just be a Regulation with which you must comply)
  6. An Overview of the requirements of GDPR:
  • The main changes and enhancements to existing rights
  • Priorities for your industry
  • The principal of ‘Accountability’
  • Evidencing ‘Compliance’
  • Tips on how to comply with GDPR
  • Avoiding Myths & Magic Wands
  • Real solutions when effecting suitable solutions for your own practice


Jennifer Ryan is Senior Cyber Risk Advisor and GDPR expert at Integrity360, the largest cyber security specialists in Ireland (www.Integrity360.com).

Category of CPD: Category C / B / A
Duration: 1.1 Hours


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