How to Prepare for the Upcoming Regulations?

  • TYPE: Combined Session DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 TIME: 11:00-12:00 LOCATION: 409

Panel: GDPR Economics - The Survival of the Fittest

Industry surveys from late 2016 exposed more than half of the world’s businesses as unready for GDPR. Recent anecdotal observations suggest much work remains to avoid a train wreck in 2018.

Awareness of GDPR obligations and risks is necessary to protect businesses, but is that enough? Like every other seminal change in the Internet or IT environment, the requirement to comprehensively address online privacy will create winners and losers. Losers will face regulatory friction and fines that create major distractions from more profitable pursuits. Winners will avoid most such consequences and retain the right to market to an expanding customer base.

This panel will bring together analysts, vendors, and end users to explore leading practices in businesses preparing for GDPR. We’ll consider questions such as:

  • Should business processes such as personal data access, informed consent, and the right to be forgotten be approached as a purely-compliance driven exercise?
  • Is there a risk of overspending on compliance while slowing other business initiatives?
  • Should GDPR be treated as a strategic opportunity to create enhanced relationships with customers?
  • What practical challenges lie ahead for businesses seeking to engage customers by putting them in control of personal information?

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Dan Blum is an internationally-recognized expert in security, privacy, cloud computing, identity management and works as Senior Analyst at KuppingerCole. He develops Security Architects Partners’ business partnerships, creates content and leads consulting engagements. Blum provides...

Katryna Dow is the founder and CEO of  Meeco ; a personal data platform that enables people to securely exchange data via the API-of-Me with the people and organisations they trust  Katryna has been pioneering personal data rights since 2002, when she envisioned a time when...

After having worked as a technology and digital media lawyer in one of the most renowned law firms for technology law with a strong focus on data protection, Tim has recently taken over the role as Head of Legal at HRS Group, a global hotel solutions provider, and has in this role been heavily...


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