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Wizuda to deliver keynote presentation to National DPO Conference

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Wizuda Director of Data Services Danielle Cussen has been invited to address the 8th dpo.ie Annual Conference in Ballsbridge, Dublin 25th and 26th January 2017.

Referencing the main conference theme of “It’s here – what next?”, and aimed directly at an audience of compliance professionals tasked with delivering GDPR compliance to Irish companies, Danielle will deliver a presentation entitled “The new world of proof : bringing data transfers into the circle of compliance”.

The presentation will illuminate the critical pathway to GDPR compliance for data transfers, an area which has hitherto received limited attention in the compliance discussion.

Danielle commented : “Data transfer compliance represents a significant portion of GDPR compliance. With recent data breaches attracting unwelcome headlines, the risk of a breach arising from non-compliant data transfer tools or internal processes is a stark one”

The presentation will explain how the risk-profiling of data, a key theme in GDPR, will need to be enshrined in a new cooperative workflow process, able to link DPO and compliance representatives directly with the IT stakeholders who control the technical management of data transfers. Without such linkage, the ‘circle of compliance’ can easily be broken through mismanaged data transfers.

Danielle continued : “Traditional file transfer solutions may move data around, but the appropriate tools for managing those transfers according to purpose or risk level are unlikely to be present – resulting in a severe risk of breach”.

“Organisations transferring data using in house scripts after May 2018, are much more likely to fail data protection audits and be exposed to significant fines”.

Dublin based Wizuda is also Gold Sponsor of the event, which features a 2-day programme of interactive workshops and presentations.

The conference will also feature keynote addresses from the Irish Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon, and Dara Murphy TD, Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Single Digital Market.

In December, Commissioner Dixon announced that her office was investigating the Dublin-based EMEA operation of US technology giant Yahoo, to ascertain whether it “was complicit” regarding its role in data transfers to the US operation, following a data breach affecting an estimated 1bn Yahoo user accounts.

Sources : https://www.dpo.ie/conference

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