The countdown to compliance has begun

Preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation

The Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It will apply to any organisation operating within the EU or holding data belonging to EU residents. If your business doesn’t know what data it holds, where it is stored or how it’s used, you won’t be able to comply with the legislation. This would put you at a risk of penalties: Under GDPR organizations in breach of GDPR can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million (whichever is greater).

But don't worry:
MBA IT is here to assist you in being GDPR-ready, and support you on your way to compliance.

As part of our breakfast briefing series we hosted an event where our industry experts explained in detail what GDPR is, its implications for IT and data management, what it means in practical terms for organisations and how to get started on preparing for compliance. We also introduced Innovative products and services that support best practices fitting GDPR agenda, such as the GDPR Readiness Services provided by our partner Cybercrowd and many more.

To find out more about the products that help businesses to become GDPR compliance,

email or phone 020 3815 6680.

Event agenda:

8.30-9.00 am – Registration, coffee & breakfast

9.00-9.10 am – Welcome: Why GDPR and why now?

Dean Flynn - Head of Technology, MBA IT

9.10-9.50 am – An introduction to GDPR and the practical implications

Sean Huggett - CEO, Cybercrowd

9.50-10.20 am - GDPR is coming: changes you need to make to become compliant

William Priestley - Strategic Sales Engineer, Varonis

From May 2018, the GDPR introduces a raft of new requirements including documenting IT procedures, performing risk assessments, rules on breach notifications, and tighter data minimisation. The GDPR means that it’s more critical than ever to know your data. Where is your sensitive data stored? Who is accessing it? Who should be?

10.20-10.40 am – Refreshments break

10.40-11.10 am – How to turn email into a GDPR asset

Dan Sloshberg - Director of Product Marketing, Mimecast

With so much information housed in email systems, understanding what’s there, finding it fast and protecting the spread of controlled information is paramount to help support GDPR compliance.

11.10-11.40 am Driving business value when complying with GDPR

Helena Horsburgh and Panos Athanasiou - Partner Account Manager and Solutions Architect, Dropbox

Simplify the way your teams work together and comply with GDPR: Join us to learn how Dropbox Business allows you to be secure and compliant, while giving your users a tool they know and love to create, store and collaborate.

11.40-12.00 pm – Q&A session and closing remarks