Auxipress was at GDPR Conference Belgium

Auxipress recently attended the GDPR Conference (General Data Protection Regulation). This new law on data protection comes into force on May 25th, 2018. We have had the opportunity of benefiting from the expertise of 11 eloquent professionals all specialised in the field of data protection in the beautiful surroundings of AED Studios in the province of Antwerp.

GDPR Conference

Here are the experts who attended the GDPR Conference:

  • Ivan Vandermeersch, Secretary General BDMA (Belgian Direct Marketing Association)

  • Lorena Marciano & Biljana Pavlovic, Data Protection & Privacy Officer & Program Manager – IT at Cisco

  • Matthias Dobbelaere, Managing Partner at TheJurists Europe

  • Matthias Matthiesen, Senior manager Privacy & Policy at IAB Europe

  • Sophie Angenot, Managing Partners at QuaData

  • David Callebaut, Managing Partners at Infosentry

  • Mic Adam, Social Media Policy Creator at Vanguard Leadership

  • Christoph Balduck, DPO at DataTrustAssociates

  • Rick Gruijters, Director Business Strategy at Iris

  • Nell Watson, Partner from the Faculty « AI & robotics » from Singularity University

All the speakers have followed one another the whole day to share their knowledge and above all to raise our awareness of the new GDPR regulations. The outline of the Conference is summarized as follows:

GDPR is the acronym for the new European regulation on personal data protection for all natural persons and the free movement of such data.

In this digital age the amount of data surrounding us has been drastically increasing the last few years. Incidentally, the most striking example of that evolution is Big Data. In view of these changes it has become essential to revise the former directive. On May the 25th, 2018, more transparency on the protection, the use and conservation of collected data will be asked.

The GDPR is an opportunity for many companies to revise their privacy policy and to implement systems for processing personal data thoroughly, respectfully and methodically. The GDPR applies to all companies collecting and processing data from natural persons within the European Union.

Companies must take the implementation of that legislation seriously. It is really important because there will be controls. A company breaking the law may be exposed to financial sanctions! There are two possibilities for the possible sanction: either 4% of the total turnover or 20.000 euros (the higher of the two).

We recommend as soon as possible to all companies processing data from natural persons to find out about this new law.