Nicola McKilligan-Regan will be delivering a keynote message at the GDPR Conference GDPR: Sprint, coming live and exclusively this Friday to the NatWest HQ at 280 Bishopsgate, London.

Nicola, a senior partner at Privacy Partnership, will be taking an in-depth look at Data Protection Impact Assessments and their implementation under the more stringent data security laws brought in by the GDPR.

The Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

As of May 25th when the GDPR axe starts to swing, DPIAs will form the foundations of defence against a data breaches, by helping firms to identify and minimise the data protection risks of new projects.

DPIAs will be essential for any processing deemed to be high risk to data subjects’ interests, but are recommended by the ICO as good practice for “any major project which requires the processing of personal data”.

As stipulated by the ICO, the DPIA will:

  • Describe the nature, scope, context and purposes of the processing
  • Assess necessity, proportionality and compliance measures
  • Identify and assess risks to individuals
  • Identify any additional measures to mitigate those risks.

Start-up guidance from the experts

Nicola’s keynote will go deeper into the reasoning behind DPIAs, and look at how start-ups and smaller businesses can integrate them into the processes that will set companies in good stead towards compliance in the new legislative climate.

Nicola is a senior partner at Privacy Partnership and CEO of Smart Privacy, which offers automated privacy compliance solutions for privacy compliance.

An industry expert, Nicola currently advises on all aspects of data privacy compliance, and leverages 20 years’ experience in managing award-winning global data privacy projects for FTSE 500 companies including British Gas, BAE Systems, GSMA, Equality and Human Rights Commission, Thomson Reuters and Accenture.

The former strategic policy and international officer at the ICO will be following up her GDPR Sprint keynote with a Q&A session, enabling attendees to get their specific queries addressed.

GDPR: Conference Europe GDPR Sprint

The GDPR: Conference Europe GDPR Sprint is here to help start-ups deal with every aspect of their journey towards compliance with the crucial new legislation coming out of the EU.

This a unique opportunity for small business owners to improve their knowledge of the GDPR, and understand how the new laws are a opportunity to enterprise, not an obstacle.

Coming to NatWest HQ at 280 Bishopsgate, London, on the 4TH May, this exclusive event is supported by Henley Business School’s GDPR Transition Programme, and brings unrivalled alignment of the UK’s leading data protection experts and practitioners.

Attendees can expect a day packed with insight and actionable guidance through five keynote presentations and three panel discussions, while Q&As present the chance to get your problems discussed by industry authorities.

Tickets for this event are now available at a special discounted price. Click here to secure your place.

By Tom Davies, features editor, GDPR.Report

PrivSec Conferences will bring together leading speakers and experts from privacy and security to deliver compelling content via solo presentations, panel discussions, debates, roundtables and workshops.
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