GDPR Webinar – Checked!
“Are you prepared for GDPR?” – That was the topic of Novatel’s webinar, took place on Friday, the 13th of October (our presenter picked the date and he’s obviously not a Fatalist).
- The main questions that this webinar answered were:
- What changes will the GDPR bring?
- Do you know how GDPR will affect your business?
- How do we store Personal Identification Information / Personal Data?
- What should the Business change in the PII storage processes?
What actually is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most controversial and anticipated pieces of legislation conceived in the EU in recent years. It’s a game-changer for businesses, as it represents a fundamental shift in the risks associated with data protection — and more importantly with a data breach. The current legislation, the Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), was agreed in 1995, before the mainstream adoption of the Internet and the World Wide Web, and more than 10 years before Facebook and Twitter were founded. The world has changed, but data protection legislation has not. Moreover, the existing rules are based on a directive, the significance of which is that each of the 28 EU member states interprets and implements the rules in its own way.
The European Commission set out, in 2012, its Data Protection Principles and the draft text for a new regulation. The regulation will apply equally and simultaneously to all 28 member states on its enactment. After more than three years of discussion and debate (and not an inconsiderable degree of disagreement) the final version of GDPR was agreed in May 2016. The new law’s entry is on May 25, 2018.
Who presented the Novatel webinar?
Our presenter was Novatel’s one and only Georgi Lyaskov! He has bachelor degree from the Technical university of Sofia and a master’s degree on information systems from Sofia University. Georgi has more than 10 years professional working experience in Telecommunication industry. He is Presales Manager in Novatel since 2016.