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GDPR – What ALL Companies need to know and how to prepare

October 18, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation that provides a single, harmonised data privacy law for the European Union. The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable from 25 May 2018 in all Member States.

The GDPR will affect every organisation that processes EU residents’ personally identifiable information (PII).

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also imposes obligations on all
companies to not only document and safeguard information on identifiable living persons but companies must also be able to evidence compliance.

With the increasing risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks, the GDPR also aims to prevent the loss of personal data by improving data security for all individuals living in EU member states.

All organisations have until May 2018 to comply with the new law, or potentially face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million.  Compliance is Mandatory!


In this session, participants will find out the top things that their organisation needs to do to comply with the new law.


Top 10 things Organisations need to consider.

1. Create Awareness
2. Nominate someone to be responsible
3. Know what Information you hold
4. Are your privacy notices sufficient or do you have any?
5. Can you facilitate Individuals’ rights?
6. Can you handle Subject Access requests? (SAR)
7. How do you handle or obtain Consent?
8. What do you do if there is a Data Breach?
9. How do you implement or evidence Privacy By Design and perform Data Privacy Impact Assessments? (DPIA)
10. International Transfer of Data

About the speakers:

David Fagan – Head of Privacy Legal & Compliance
David Fagan is a commercial lawyer. He was previously a partner in the largest international commercial law firm in Ireland, a law firm with offices in 47 locations around the globe, and with 200 staff in Ireland. He has established the employment law unit, the data privacy unit and the health and safety unit of that firm in Dublin.


Cormac Clancy – Barrister – Head of Quality Training & Workshops
Cormac Clancy is a qualified barrister for over 30 years and has practised at all levels in Irish Courts for individuals, partnerships, SME’s and multi-nationals. He also has a background in customer relations and management. He is a qualified Data Protection Practitioner through the Law Society of Ireland’s Diploma school and has been advising on and been involved in data protection matters for several years. He presents workshops and training courses for Data Protection and specific topics on the General Data Protection Regulation. (GDPR).


About which is part of the Data Protection Group was formed by industry leading business, legal and technical experts that provide simple, cost effective solutions for professionals and SME’s in the Irish marketplace.


October 18, 2017
8:30 am - 10:30 am


Clayton Hotel
Galway, Ireland
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