No Silver Bullet Covers All GDPR Requirements...But There is a lot You Can Do
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No Silver Bullet Covers All GDPR Requirements...But There is a lot You Can Do

When: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
1-2 PM ET
Where: United States
Contact: ACEDS Customer Service

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that becomes effective end of May this year will have great impact on how companies and government organizations manage digital information when dealing with information from citizens and other subject in the European Union.   As data is the life blood of most organizations, it is no exaggeration to state that the GDPR will require fundamental changes in organizational behavior.

The new regulation covers multiple aspects of data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity and information rights. There is the right to question an organization about the possession of one’s personal information. Everyone has and can exercise “the right to be forgotten”. There are strict cyber-security requirements (mandatory data encryption, data security measures, report of breaches, informing subjects of data breaches, etc.), data processing rules, the need to redact or pseudonymize sensitive information when there is no explicit need to store such information and the need to ask for and save prior consent before certain personal information is collected and stored.

There is no Silver bullet to cover all GDPR requirements. But there are many things organizations can do to address at least the most notorious GDPR requirements. Join us for this webinar moderated by Mary Mack, with Kenneth Rashbaum and Johannes Scholtes and hear what and how.

Topics to cover

  • GDPR-facts and “musts-do’s”
  • The what, why and how of:

o   Finding a GDPR “champion” within the organization: Emphasizing the business opportunities in GDPR compliance

o   Personal Data transfers from the EU to non-EU countries

o   Redaction and pseudonymization of PII

o   Data minimization requirements: Cleaning-up old archives with PII

o   Securing data storage in different jurisdictions

o   Informing data protection authorities and affected individuals after a data breach

o   Responding to “the right to be forgotten” request

o   Preparing business processes in the GDPR era that work for the business


Johannes C. Scholtes, Ph.D.
Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer

Johannes C. Scholtes, professor and holder of the Extraordinary Chair in Text Mining in the Artificial Intelligence group at the University of Maastricht and CSO of ZyLAB.

Johannes C. Scholtes, Ph.D. is Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB. Scholtes, who was the company’s President and CEO from 1989 to 2009, shaped ZyLAB as an Information Management powerhouse across the globe. With his leadership and vision, ZyLAB is a partner for the United Nations War Crime Tribunals, FBI-Enron investigations, and the United States White House Executive Office of the President.

Before joining ZyLAB, Scholtes was a lieutenant in the intelligence department of the Royal Dutch Navy. Scholtes holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Delft University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Computational Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam. As of 2008, he holds the Extraordinary Chair in Text Mining from the Department of Data Sciences and Knowledge Engineering in the Artificial Intelligence group at the University of Maastricht.

Kenneth N. Rashbaum
Barton LLP

Kenneth N. Rashbaum is partner with law firm Barton and advises multinational corporations, financial services organizations and life sciences organizations in the areas of privacy, cybersecurity, e-discovery for litigation and regulatory proceedings and information management. He counsels these entities on information governance and its compliance with federal, state, and non-U.S. laws and the interface of e-commerce and legal and regulatory liabilities in areas such as cybersecurity and breach response. Ken has vast experience in preparation of provisions in contracts, service level agreements and license agreements relating to compliance with data protection and privacy laws in the U.S. and other countries. He also leads information security and data breach response assessments, investigations and remediation initiatives; prepares policies for social media legal and regulatory compliance; and represents technology and life sciences organizations in federal and state investigations and audits, and in litigation.

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