On 31 May, Nuix is presenting a webinar called EU General Data Protection Regulation – Need to Knows. The subject, and the panel, is a re-run of a session at the very successful Nuix Insider Conference in London on 23 March.
I was one of the panellists and the others were Mark Burgess of Vodafone, Mark McCluskie of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and Julie Colgan of Nuix; the moderator was Paul Slater of Nuix.
Our GDPR panel was called What can you know in 72 hours? It embraced the forthcoming changes in the law, cyber security, technology and the allocation of responsibility for each of these components.
Two things emerged in particular. One was that the need to deal with privacy and data protection cuts across, and depends on, a very wide range of skills and technology components. If you go the the Nuix website and click on the Products and Services link, you see a very wide range of software tools by category and product together with a focus on industries and roles. Almost all of of the roles will be touched by the GDPR; almost all of the tools are relevant to dealing with some aspect of it.
The other message was that the implications of the GDPR will impose serious strain on all the players, and not just on businesses needing to comply with its requirements. Those responsible for regulation and for law enforcement face new duties. They have a little under two years to be ready to face them.
The session attracted an enthusiastic response, and that is why we are rerunning it as a webinar. There is more information and a registration form here.