Lunch and Learn: Prepare for GDPR
January 24, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pmFree
Are you ready for the GDPR deadline?
As the May 25, 2018 deadline rapidly approaches, preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can be a challenging and lengthy task. To engage customers with targeted content, companies have been collecting, analyzing, and segmenting their data. While the introduction of the GDPR will not inhibit the use of data, it will place stringent protocols on how your organization collects, stores, processes and, most importantly, protects data.
Additionally, the GDPR does not apply solely to companies and businesses within the European Union. Any company or business globally that processes and holds personal data of EU citizens will be required to comply with the new regulations. A major consideration to take into account is companies that don’t comply with certain mandatory requirements of the GDPR can face large financial penalties. These could be as high as €20m or 4% of total global annual turnover, whichever is greater.
The GDPR changes will have a significant impact on how your company obtains consent, stores, secures, distributes and uses personal data. Learn how you can prepare for GDPR at our lunch and learn on January 24, 2018 at the Capital Grille in Raleigh.
About the Presenters
Alexi Pappas is an Auditor with Carolinas IT. Formerly a Network Security and Compliance Manager for a SaaS startup business in the Triad, she has a bachelor’s degree in Network Security Management and is pursuing her CISA and CISSP certifications. Alexi has an extensive background in agile product development controls, SOC 2 Type II Audit Reporting and has consulted for vendors on compliance strategies, audit policies, and regulations. Lexi is a leading expert on IT compliance with over 4 years’ experience in IT-control and operations.
David Clement is a Partner who focuses his practice on technology and business law at Smith Anderson Law, with an emphasis on technology contracting and licensing, intellectual property, data use, privacy and security, strategic and commercial contracting, including joint ventures, collaborations and alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and federal government contracting matters. David leads the Firm’s Technology practice group. In addition, David’s mergers and acquisitions practice includes assisting clients with Hart-Scott-Rodino filings.
Prior to joining Smith Anderson, David served twenty years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, first as surface warfare officer and then as a judge advocate or “JAG”, and rose to the rank of Commander. Following an initial JAG tour as a criminal and tort litigator, he served as an in-house legal adviser to various commands within the Navy, including his final tour of duty as Deputy Fleet Judge Advocate for the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.