Ready or not, here comes GDPR

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 16:54

GDPR is one of those things all businesses will have to comply with. Due to the lack of knowledge on the legislation, it can be seen as an exploratory adventure or a stumble in the dark.

Questions like: ‘Have you started?’, ‘Will you be ready?’, ‘What will happen on Monday, May 28th 2018?’ It’s all very scary and exciting, particularly in light of the fines similar in magnitude to those anti-competition penalties.

GDPR has become a new “sector” in its own right and created a gap in the market which is quickly being filled by ‘experts’. How long does it take to become an ‘expert’ one may ask?

We definitely do not have the answers but we’ve gathered some brains who might.

The 16th Noord InfoSec Dialogue is taking place 13 – 14 March 2017 at The Grand Hotel Brighton.

Where, a session entitled: ‘Developing your EU GDPR design journey creatively and achieving commercial value for the business’ will take place.


  • Nina Barakzai, Group Head of Data Protection & Privacy, Sky
  • Angela Isom, Group Head of Data Protection Risk, JLT Insurance Group
  • Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security, Canon for Europe, Middle East and Africa

They’re arguably, some of the most vocal commentators and practitioners on GDPR at the moment.

A number of key topics will be dissected:

  • How to develop the required skills internally and retaining them?
  • What should your DPO look like, from experience to expertise?
  • Should there be certification for GDPR and what would it look like?
  • Developing your strategy for the supply chain and updating outsourcing contracts
  • How are service providers coping with the liability of updated contracts?
  • How do you create a GDPR baseline or blue print?
  • Can GDPR kick-start IT transformation projects?

If you can relate to these challenges, view the rest of the agenda with sessions from the CISOs of VW, Allen & Overy, John Lewis, OCS Group, Brevan Howard, Cancer Research UK and many more.


Noord Group