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General Data Protection Regulation Compliance in the UAE

About the event

Is your organisation selling to, or looking to break into the European consumer market? Or, perhaps you have a European branch office? 

With the dawn of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018, the jurisdictional net of European data protection law will be cast much wider and the privacy rights of individuals in the European Union (EU) will receive enhanced protection across the globe, including here in the UAE.

Have you thought about how you handle personal data? The penalties that may be imposed under the GDPR are severe –the time to think about this is now!

The seminar discussed the myths surrounding the GDPR’s application here in the UAE, the positive impact of GDPR compliance and the business opportunities this presents for organisations here in the UAE. It also discussed mitigating the effects of a cyber-attack on your organisation and dealing with issues such regulatory and data breaches caused by this type of incident as well as how mitigating cyber risk should form part of an overall data protection/privacy strategy compliant with the requirements of GDPR.

 

Who attended:

CIOs, COOs CCOs and members of an organisation who are responsible or involved in the collection, use, transfer and processing of customers or individuals data as part of their day to day business functions and/or future operating models or who are, in general part of a compliance function within their business.

Event details

Where

Almas Conference Centre

When

9:00am - 11:00am, 04 Apr 2018

Price

Free

Registration starts at 8:30am

Additional Information

Agenda

0900 - 0905

Welcome Remarks
Ms. Bridget Butler, DMCC Director of Legal

0905 - 0935

General Data Protection Regulation Compliance in the UAE – Myths, Legends and Opportunities
Mr. Rob Flaws, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms for global law firm, CMS

0935 - 1005

Cyber-Security and How to Mitigate the Effects of a Cyber-attack on Your Organisation
Mr. Rob Flaws, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms for global law firm, CMS

1005 - 1020

Q&A Panel

1020 - 1100

Networking

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

We are delighted to be joined by Rob Flaws, Head of Technology, Media and Telecoms for global law firm CMS. Rob has over 10 years of experience advising clients on data protection legislation, privacy laws and international data transfer issues and has been based in the UAE since 2011.

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