It’s now less than six months until GDPR comes into effect and dramatically alters the way organisations collect and process data. In order to aid Irish organisations’ preparations for the impending legislation, AMI recently hosted a GDPR breakfast seminar in the Fitzwilliam Hotel – GDPR: The Final Countdown. We’ve put together some of the key points made by our speakers for those who missed it. If you were lucky enough to be in attendance at the information-packed event, read on for a recap of a terrific morning.
By Steve Mellings
Founder of Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) and COO of DP Governance Limited
The press is awash with the GDPR feeding frenzy from experts peddling fear. Anyone who has actually read the legislation will know that, whilst there are several new key concepts, the GDPR is really just a sensible extension of existing data protection requirements but with a fundamental change to empower the data subject to have far more rights on their data then before.
So with just over six months to go before Ireland is required to have the GDPR enshrined into law, this article will look at one area which has seen quite a few changes, Data Processors, and will try to provide some sensible advice on how this can be one area where compliance need not cost the earth.
With Halloween just around the corner, there’s a chill in the air. Things go bump in the night, and people are nervous about what might be lurking in dark alleys or even under their bed. Things might be getting scarier as the evenings get darker, but do yourself a favour this year and forget about ghosts, goblins, zombies and vampires, and instead be afraid of the effect that a data breach could have on your organisation…
GDPR is set to come into force in less than eight months’ time, and will have a dramatic effect on how organisations collect and process data, and how they dispose of end-of-life IT equipment. Attendees will receive an overview of the legal requirements of GDPR and the obligations they need to fulfil in the next seven months.
Date: Thursday, November 23rd 2017
Time: 7:30am – 9:30am
Venue: Fitzwilliam Hotel, Dublin 2.
We recently revealed the results of our 2017 security survey, which was carried out in association with TechPro magazine. 137 senior IT decision makers across a range of industries took part in the survey, and the results present an interesting snapshot of companies’ approach to the disposal of their old IT assets.
AMI recently conducted a survey of 137 senior IT decision-makers throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, with the aim of gaining an insight into organisations’ approach to disposing of end-of-life IT assets. The results highlight a number of interesting findings, including the fact that a significant number of Irish companies are leaving themselves open to huge GDPR fines.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force in just over a year’s time, on 25th May 2018. GDPR is one of the most important pieces of legislation to affect companies whose core business involves processing data.
Those found to be non-compliant could face fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover, depending on which is greater. With such significant penalties, it’s no surprise that organisations are already working to meet the requirements outlined in the regulation.
We want your insight into how organisations are disposing of their end-of-life IT…
Take our survey (now closed) and you could win a voucher for Ireland’s Blue Book for a weekend away for two in a location of your choosing! The growth in data volumes is accelerating rapidly, and the increasing threat of cyber-crime means that companies are more conscious than ever before of the information security measures that they should have in place to protect their assets.
AMI is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for a top award at the prestigious Tech Excellence Awards 2017. AMI was shortlisted for Vertical Market Specialist of the Year for demonstrating excellence in the area of secure IT retirement.
AMI was assessed by an expert panel of judges on a number of criteria, including its ability to help clients avoid harmful data leaks, its use of innovative and technologically advanced equipment and processes, and its ability to generate a new revenue stream for businesses.
If you’ve been reading our blog for a while now you’ll have learned how AMI minimises the risk of harmful data leaks while also providing organisations with the highest return on their end of life IT assets. However, when it comes to disposing of old IT equipment you’re looking for more than to just get the job done; you want the experience to be a pleasant one too. In this blog, the final in our three-part series on what makes AMI different, we’ll outline how our customer-focused approach is central to providing you with the best service in the industry. Continue reading…