• Paul Fingleton

Ward Solutions to host GDPR Seminar about Real-World Scenarios

GDPR is coming. Are you ready?

Information security provider, Ward Solutions, will host a seminar on March 7th in the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2, to help Irish organisations to establish where they should be on their GDPR compliance journey. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into force on 25th May this year, and companies now have a limited amount of time to implement the necessary steps to protect their interests.

In recent months Ward Solutions has launched a number of services aimed at steering its clients towards GDPR compliance. This event will bring together a number of those customers and provide attendees with the opportunity to hear, first-hand, about the steps they have taken to safeguard their businesses. Speakers on the day will include Brian Curtis, Executive Manager ICT, Dublin City Council who will discuss Dublin City Council’s GDPR journey and the steps that the council has taken to become compliant with the legislation. Sean O’Donnell, Partner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, ByrneWallace, will also speak at the event and discuss how potential GDPR fines will be levied against organisations found to be non-compliant.

As well as this, industry experts including Ward Solutions’ CTO, Paul Hogan, and Aisling Hennessey, Head of Legal and Compliance for Ward, will provide advice to attendees on how to prioritise their information security and compliance activities to develop strategies that can identify and mitigate risks to personal data. As the replacement for the 1995 Data Protection Directive, GDPR represents one of the most significant regulatory disruptions in recent years. The new legislation will aim to offer the same data protection rights across the EU, regardless of where data is processed. Companies that fail to demonstrate compliance with the legislation after the enforcement date of May 25th risk exposing themselves to substantial fines of up to €20M or 4% of global turnover, depending on which is greater.

This seminar provides a unique opportunity for Irish business owners and professionals to gain an insight into the steps that they need to take in the coming months.


For more information about the event and to register, visit: Ward Solutions

When: 08.00 – 13.00 Wednesday, 7th March 2018

Agenda: 08.00 – 09.00 Registrations

09.00 – 11:45 Presentations and Q&A

11:45 – 12:45 Network & Lunch

Where: The Round Room adjacent to The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Admission: Free