GDPR aims to protect data privacy and once in place will have a big impact on any organisation dealing with personal data. “Implementing GDPR is not only a legal exercise, even if the legal aspects of course are crucial,” says Jean-Paul Hengen, Luxembourg ICT Cluster Manager at Luxinnovation and organiser of the event. “The regulation also sets high technical standards for personal data treatment and security. When discussing with clients I can clearly see that many organisations still have questions.”
Meeting GDPR requirements
In order to provide help, Mr Hengen turned to his best resources: the members of the ICT Cluster. “Some of our members have already developed considerable expertise in the field and are willing to share their experiences with their peers,” he says. The core of the event will therefore be a panel discussion with four cluster members: Meaghan Roberts, Program Manager & IT Project Manager at Docler Holding, Manu Roche, Data Protection Officer at the Ligue Luxembourgeoise de Prévention et d’Action Médico-Sociales, Myriam Djerouni, RSSI of the Luxith GIE and the CEO of Pronewtech, Roland Streber.
“We have deliberately invited organisations that are active in different fields and are treating different kinds of data, as this has an impact on how to proceed to meet the GDPR requirements,” Mr Hengen points out. “The panellists will present concrete use cases and share both the problems encountered and the found solutions.”
Fintech, blockchain, mailing
GDPR implementation gives rise to some highly specialised questions. “Some fintech companies, for example, are recognised as financial sector professionals (PSF), and other firms have ISO certifications that impose certain standards for handling data. This does not automatically imply GDPR compliance, though, and they still need to carefully consider their activity from a GDP point of view,” says Mr Hengen. “Using blockchain technology while respecting the personal data regulation is another complex issue.”
The discussion will also cover more general topics. “Using an e-mail system de facto implies massive handling of personal data and is something that concerns all companies,” says Mr Hengen. “We are counting on the event participants to be active and bring up other relevant questions. They are also more than welcome to share their own experience.”
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