I will be speaking on the value of data governance as an enabler for GDPR compliance.
Like the South African equivalent, PoPIA, GDPR is intended to protect the rights of the data subject by requiring companies to put measures in place to ensure that data is only used for its intended business purpose, and with the full permission of the data subject.
Privacy has been very topical this year – with some of our most popular news pieces over the last 12 months relating to this topic.
- Our piece of the Liberty data breach;
- Our piece on the importance of GDPR and PoPIA on Human Resources
- and our piece on Managing a data breach
GDPR is much more than a legal problem.
Although the legislation came into effect in May 2018, a McKinsey survey showed that most organisations have relied on manually intensive workarounds to meet the deadline.
Many of these manual workarounds – particularly in the areas of data management – must be enhanced and automated in order to be able to respond timeously and cost effectively to the regulatory requirements.
We will discuss the data management implications and explore how data governance supports GDPR compliance in our talk.
There is still time to register for the ITWeb GDPR summit here