The May 25th GDPR deadline is fast approaching and is set to shake up how organisations collect and process data. To help businesses with their final preparations, AMI recently held a special GDPR lunchtime seminar in the Merchant Hotel, Belfast which was attended by more than 130 people. We’ve put together a recap of what was an informative, insightful and truly engaging event.
GDPR enforcement is just around the corner and will have a dramatic effect on how organisations collect and process data, and how they dispose of end-of-life IT equipment. This seminar will cut through the jargon and share some practical ideas on how to be prepared.
Date: Thursday, February 22nd 2018
Time: 12:30 – 14:30
Venue: Merchant Hotel, Belfast
So, it’s that time of the year again. Christmas may be a distant memory but it’s the start of a brand new year and many of us are thinking about the little things we would like to do to make 2018 even better than 2017.
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.