(UK) 02 November 2017
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that will regulate how organisations protect the personal information of people.
The law will come into force on 25th May 2018 and will introduce stringent regulations for the handling and storage of personal data .
Industry experts attending the GDPR IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR CONFERENCE will hold seminars to assist and support public sector organisations to prepare for the regulation.
The GDPR conference is aimed at showing public institutions new data management technologies and tools as well as providing key talks on how to be compliant in line with data security requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation law.
The new regulations are intended to improve cyber security and reduce the possibility of data breaches, thus reducing the chances of personal information and data from being released. Organisations with greater transparency and strengthened information security measures will instil wider public trust.
Under GDPR rules, regulators have the power to audit systems, measures, and reporting procedures in the event of a data breach. Institutions are required to appoint a data protection officer (DPO) to manage compliance and reporting.
Documentation regarding consent and erasure of personal information is now stricter, and greater accountability and transparency is now required. The Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) will be empowered by GDPR to levy fines amounting up to 4 per cent of global annual revenue, depending on the nature of the data breach.
“Sensitive public information must be protected in its various formats and to that end, underlying security practices and organisational governance must be qualitatively improved,” said Nick Churchill-Evans, Director of cloudThing.
“Many organisations have yet to grasp the full extent of this new regulation and this conference is a good place for them to get a head start on issues such as compliance and dealing with data security incidents ,” Nick continued.
“Institutions that have already implemented GDPR directives will find this conference will enhance their current efforts on data security and transparency,” Nick said further.
The public sector in the United Kingdom holds vast amounts of personal data, including health, tax, and judicial records, so it is vital that organisations keep abreast of the new legislation. New compliance programmes must be adopted to make public data easily accessible while ensuring higher levels of protection.
Public sector organisations which use third-party organisations to provide services, such as the NHS, or bodies that have outsourced hosting of servers, have to ensure GDPR compliance. Staff must be provided with the necessary training and awareness, and additional sources guidance and support as required.
cloudThing is pleased to be participating in the GDPR in the Public Sector Conference, which will take place on the 8th November 2017 at Old Trafford Football Stadium, Manchester. Register at the event website to attend the conference and join the many information security professionals in attendance.
Meet industry leaders and experts in the field of data protection and learn how The GDPR will impact on organisations. Network with industry executives and discuss the latest implementation strategies and technologies. Listen to case studies and learn how top organisations have prepared for GDPR.
Meet cloudThing in person, they will be offering advice and solutions regarding GDPR compliance implementation. Certification and training programmes will also be on offer for channels associates, vendors, solution providers, and IT professionals.
To register your interest in attending the event and to use the early bird discount on offer of 10% off (available for a limited time only), please visit the event organisers site at: http://www.salford.ac.uk/onecpd/courses/gdpr-in-the-public-sector