Data Protection: Asset or Liability?
Personal information is a key asset. Expectations are higher than ever that organisations will take appropriate measures to address data protection risk. At the same time, personal information must be used efficiently to deliver effective services, raise funds and protect individuals.
The current law is over 20 years old and often struggles to cope with recent technological changes – such as privacy and big data; cloud services; mobile working; anonymisation and online marketing. With the government confirming on 31st October 2016 that the UK will be implementing the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, it is more important than ever to start preparing for it now.
The guest speaker at the UK EAPA’s December Branch Meeting on 7 December 2016 will look at the proposed EU Data Protection Directive, which has particular sensitivities in the context of vulnerable people. How will it differ from the current law? What could it mean for anyone who handles personal information?
Gary Shipsey is co-founder and Managing Director of Protecture and has 10 years of practical experience turning information law into practice, through a variety of information management roles in local government and at the Audit Commission. He has advised hundreds of schools, charities and care settings.
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