The GDPR Scotland event takes place on 21st November 2017 in central Edinburgh. Focused on the introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulations, which come into force in May 2018, tickets for the event have proven incredibly popular with more than half of the seats snapped up in under 48 hours after the event was launched.
Ray Bugg, the founder of DIGIT, said, “The response to the GDPR Scotland 2017 event has been unprecedented. With less than a year to go until the new regulations are in place, we’ve seen incredible levels of interest and uptake from the whole digital technology sector.”
GDPR Scotland will bring together some of the world’s leading experts to discuss the implications, impact and obligations which the new regulations will introduce and what companies – from start-ups to multi-nationals – will have to reimagine their approach to data and its protection.
Speakers already confirmed include:
- Toby Stevens – Enterprise Privacy Group
- Douglas Rintoul – Johnston Carmichael
- Kevin Murphy – RBS/ISACA/Quantum
- Professor Bill Buchanan OBE – Napier University/Cyber Academy
- Ken MacDonald – Information Commissioners Office
“Fundamentally, GDPR is about protecting people,” says Bugg, “In this digital age, our world is awash with data and individuals are generating a continuous flow of personal information. This data can hold huge socio-economic value, from individual preference and personalisation, to understanding national health trends and global business insights. But while the digital age has brought forth huge possibilities and benefits, it also carries inherent dangers.
“GDPR will significantly raise the bar of obligation and accountability, ensuring that all organisations which handle personal data adhere to strict regulations around privacy, security and consent. This conference will contextualise the changing regulatory landscape, explain the significance of incoming rules, and define the key areas that organisations need to be aware of.
“With recent research indicating that around a quarter of UK businesses are as yet unprepared for the new regulations and with penalties including fines as high as €20 million, or 4% of global turnover, the risks to business are enormous.”
GDPR Scotland is FREE to attend for Data, IT & Digital Leaders (this includes: Data Protection Officers, CIOs, CDOs, IT Directors, IT Managers, Transformation Directors, ‘Heads’ of Digital, Digital Marketing, Security, Architecture, Infrastructure etc.) outside of these roles, delegate tickets are £199.