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11/15 GDPR Meeting Recap

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation intended to protect and strengthen data for residents of the European Union. GDPR Regulations come into force May 2018. Attendees learned what it meant to them and got involved in a very interactive and informative meeting.

Presentation deck available for download. 

 

 

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Moderator:

 William Saffady

William Saffady is an independent records management and information governance consultant and researcher based in New York City. He has extensive experience developing strategic plans and governance models for records management programs, conducting needs assessments and gap analyses, preparing record retention policies and schedules based on legal research and operational needs, developing technical specifications and procurement documents for records management products and services, and preparing costs analyses and justifications for specific records management projects. Dr. Saffady is the author of over three-dozen books and many articles on records management, record retention, document storage and retrieval technologies, and other information management topics. 

 

Panelists:

 

 Linda Rush, CIPP/US/C, CIPM, FIP

Privacy Officer and an Associate General Counsel
Avis Budget Group

Linda Rush has worked at AVIS since 2007. She is certified through the IAPP in the US and Canada and also has her CIPM and FIP certifications.

 

 Chris Williams, C|CISO, CRISC, CISM

Managing Partner
Perpetually Geek LLC

 Chris Williams is a trusted advisor and security officer to SaaS Providers. He is a practiced IT security professional with strong leadership experience and expansive breadth of expertise across Information Security, IT Governance, Risk and Compliance. Chris continually pursues practical and creative approaches that align design/architectural challenges with InfoSec priorities to deliver productive security-focused results. Other accomplishments include: consistently solving complex security challenges and breaking down security programs to help make them more effective; spent the last 10+ years as a hands-on security officer at a venture capital backed SaaS provider that was acquired and successfully exited; was responsible for managing IT Risk and safeguarding customer data that included PII/sensitive data with clients across most major industries; has in-depth knowledge and hands on experience securing on-premise and cloud Infrastructure environments; and well versed in the most popular audit standards.

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