KPMG to hold seminar on the new Data Protection Legislation

KPMGLast year the European institutions announced a new data protection framework known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is not just a new piece of legislation for data governance across the EU but it introduces significant changes to the IT operations and the way that businesses within and outside the EU process personal data of their EU resident customers.

The regulation takes effect in May 2018 and the extent of transformation in data processing is likely to cause significant business disruption if not addressed early enough and appropriately. Research shows that people are becoming increasingly concerned about the ways their data is processed. This is causing lack of trust in data processing changing the behavior of users, where they may give out false personal information or avoid using the service altogether. Moreover, GDPR introduces significant fines of up to 4% of global turnover for organizations that fail to comply with the new regulation.

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Russell Mifsud speaking at KPMG eSummit SiGMA16

KPMG is inviting the public to a two-session seminar. During the morning session, they will explain key aspects of the new regulation, the difference between the current Data Protection Act and GDPR, and practical implications for compliance.  During the afternoon session, they will be looking at data management implications of GDPR and how the SAS suite of solutions can help you address various aspects of your compliance needs. You can choose to attend either or both sessions.

The seminar is being held exclusively for executives from the gaming industry to enable a fruitful interactive session where you will be able to understand the position of your peers and learn more about the legislation from professionals who have experience in the field of data protection and privacy.

The morning session will be addressed by Ian Deguara / David Cauchi from the Office of the Information & Data Protection Commission, Dr. Antoine Demicoli, a lawyer specializing in Data Protection legislation, and Milda Petraityte, a specialist in Cyber Security and Privacy with direct experience of GDPR activity. The afternoon session will be delivered by Brad Hathaway, a data management specialist from SAS Software.

This event is designed for executives from the gaming industry, with responsibility for data protection, privacy and systems.

Date: 4th April 2017
Time for morning session: 9:30 to 12:30
Time for afternoon session: 14:00 to 16:15
Location: Intercontinental Hotel, St. Julian’s

If interested in attending, you are asked to kindly confirm your attendance by filling in and returning the attached form below. A fee applies for the morning session whereas the afternoon session is free of charge. Bookings are essential for both sessions. You are also invited to contact Amy Pace at or +356 2563 1033 for further information.

Registration Form KPMG

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