With 57% of businesses admitting to knowing ‘little’ or ‘nothing’ about GDPR, what are the key implementation and compliance challenges facing organisations in the UK?
How can Chief Information Officers, Data Protection Officers, and other key staff, ensure that data protection is a priority for senior management and what are the challenges of getting senior-management buy-in for overhauling data protection compliance procedures?
In what ways are organisations ensuring all staff are fully aware of their responsibilities in relation to data protection and what best practice examples are there of organisations engaging all departments in the GDPR implementation process?
What are the emerging skills requirements in data protection, and in particular, how are organisations approaching the role of Data Protection Officer?
How are organisations of different scale managing the financial and operational implications of GDPR compliance and what are the particular challenges facing SMEs? What role should Government, the Information Commissioner’s Officer, and the European Data Protection Supervisor play in supporting organisations, particularly start-up’s and SMEs, through the compliance process, and what would be the value of a GDPR public awareness campaign in the run-up May 2018?
As new processes and procedures are introduced to facilitate anonymization, data portability, breach notification, and other compliance measures what are the implications for enterprise IT and legacy IT systems?
Philip James Partner, Sheridans
Steve Wright Group Data Privacy & Information Security Officer, John Lewis Partnership