GDPR (Data Protection) Event 2018

Were you there? Our GDPR (Data Breach & Data Protection) event was hosted in Letterkenny last night – 14th March. And well! … What a great night it turned out to be. The venue was jam-packed with professionals in industries ranging from IT, hospitality, B2B services, youth workers, financial services, and many others.

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We certainly could see that GDPR is a hot topic in the business world; the level of engagement at the talk was highly captivating, and questions from the audience were thought-provoking on this – at times – complex subject.

The Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce introduced the first speaker Conor McLaughlin, Solicitor at Gibson & Associates Solicitors. Conor is a Data Protection Law expert, and it was evident at the event that he is passionate about GDPR law (and, not to mention, highly knowledgeable!). Conor began by introducing us to the foundations and definitions of GDPR, highlighting WHY this law is being implemented and WHO will be primarily affected. He went on to provide detailed, informative (and at times, humorous) examples of situations that would be in breach of the new regulation.

Next, we heard from tec support IT security experts that provided several fascinating but somewhat frightening facts and stats for us in the realm of cyber-security. Roy and Donal from tec support provided us with a road-map to GDPR, then valuable tips on Malware, and do you know how to spot a phishing attack?

GDPR – Time Is Running Out!

There were lots of valuable insights and learnings to take home from the event! The Q&A session was fervorous, but unfortunately, time ran out quickly. Now time is running out for everyone to become GDPR compliant.

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This was a unique opportunity to get the legal and tech perspectives on GDPR, if you made it to the seminar, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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