Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 PM (EST)
Where: Live Online
United States
Presenter: Johannes C. Scholtes | Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer | ZyLAB

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As new data protection regulations are getting stricter, companies around the world are forced to reconsider the way they protect, handle and transfer Personally Identifiable Information. The proposed new EU data protection regime extends the scope of the EU data protection law to all foreign companies processing data of EU residents. 

The new regulations will make it easier for non-European companies to comply with EU data protection rules but come at the cost of a strict data protection compliance regime with severe penalties. In this webinar we show you what to expect of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how to prepare.

In this webinar, Machteld Hiemstra, counsel with international law firm Simmons & Simmons, will be interviewed by Mary Mack, Executive Director of ACEDS on how companies both in the USA and EU can start to proactively prepare for the GDPR. Johannes Scholtes from ZyLAB will use actual customer cases to illustrate how utilizing the right eDiscovery solution can support companies in ensuring compliance with the ever stricter data protection and privacy regulations. 

The GDPR: what to expect.
What does the GDPR mean for businesses in the EU and USA?
What does your company need to do to prepare?
Critical technology in the era of GDPR


About the presenters: 

Machteld Hiemstra | Counsel | Simmons & Simmons
Machteld Hiemstra is counsel with international law firm Simmons & Simmons and specializes in civil commercial and regulatory law. She is an experienced litigator and regularly advises various clients on data protection legislation and EU law implementation and represents clients involved in mass product liability claims, commercial disputes, market access and regulatory enforcement disputes. She has a firm background in IP/patent law as well as sector specific expertise with regard to pharmaceutical and medical devices law, food and consumer product, data protection and telecommunications legislation.

Machteld  has a focus on clients active in regulated markets and innovative industries, predominantly in the life sciences, consumer goods and services, food and telecommunications sectors.


Johannes C. Scholtes | Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer | ZyLAB 
Johannes C. Scholtes, Ph.D. is chairman and chief strategy officer of ZyLAB. Scholtes. 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 Knowledge Engineering at the University of Maastricht.


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