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“GDPR, which will become law in May 2018, has been referred to as the greatest shake-up of privacy laws for more than a decade.”

Paul Hearns, Editor, TechPro magazine

TechFire’s three-part briefing series on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) continued on 11 May with a session focused on implementation and compliance.

The first briefing in the series introduced the scope and impact of GDPR; the second event looked at embarking on the compliance journey: assessing skills, data audits and assembling the project team to get it done.

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Key speaker on the morning was Tom Hulton, corporate compliance manager at An Post and also chairman of the Association of Data Protection Officers. With a strong background in corporate law, risk and audit, he spoke not just about An Post’s own experience with GDPR across its multitude of operations, but also the new responsibilities being placed on the shoulders of data protection professionals throughout Ireland.

Experts from event sponsor Sungard added to the discussion on what GDPR will mean for the data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics environment. The focus was not just on changes in process and architecture but also development and training of people in automating and supporting GDPR compliance.

TechPro editor Paul Hearns moderated the presentation and panel discussion. Click below for PDF copies of the presentations on the morning.

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John Thompson, Avnet

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TOM HULTON, Corporate Compliance Manager, An Post

Tom Hulton is corporate compliance manager at An Post and also chairman of the Association of Data Protection Officers. With a strong background in corporate law, risk and audit, he spoke not just about An Post’s own experience with GDPR, but also the myriad of new responsibilities coming down the tracks for IT professionals.

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JOHN THOMPSON, Ireland Regional Manager, Avnet Client Solutions

What does GDPR mean for your data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics environment? John Thompson discussed what types of data and process are impacted, what actions are required and what changes in process and architecture are advisable.

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CHRIS BUTLER, Principal Consultant, Cyber Resilience and Security, Sungard

Chris Butler covered why effective governance and programme management are key to successful GDPR implementation; the likely impact of the most significant changes that GDPR will bring; and how a focus on awareness, development and training of people is as important as trying to find tools to automate and support GDPR compliance.

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