25th May 2020
Today, the 25th of May 2020, marks the second anniversary of the day on which the General Data Protection Regulation came into force, a law which will go down in history as one of the most remarkable and painstakingly arduous pieces of EU legislation to ever hit the daily lives of businesses and ordinary persons alike. In the months leading up to its introduction, the term ‘GDPR’ became a staple word (often of worry) in both business and ordinary discourse.
However, such concerns come at no surprise. The fear of stringent regulation only stems from the Regulation’s intention to protect personal data rights to the fullest extent possible. With data becoming one of the most valuable resources harnessed over the world, the law has provided ordinary persons significant levels of protection in terms of what data may be requested from them, how such data may be used, and their own power to have that data erased amended.
Ever since the start of this novel regulatory regime, we at Advisory 21 have been advising clients on best practices under the requirements of the Regulation, assessing organisations’ level of compliance and mapping out what needs to be done to ensure maximum safety and security in the collection, retention and disposal of personal data.
This year, the planning of our 2nd annual GDPR Conference was brought to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. Nonetheless, we are adamant to deliver what we have planned to you despite the hurdles we’re faced with, as we shall be holding the Conference virtually instead! A collection of notable cases and key points on the law and business practices related to GDPR compliance will be tackled. Whether you’re a data protection officer or lead, advocate, IT professional, HR professional, or any person dealing with day-to-day data protection issues in their work, this interactive half-day Conference will provide you with the essential tools to tackle data privacy problems which may come your way at any time. Read more about or conference here.