The General Data Protection Regulation: What you need to know

When and Where
: Smart City Malta, 13th April 2018.

Conference Abstract:

As the deadline for the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation looms closer, businesses, practitioners, service providers from various regulated industries, employers and professionals, to name a few, are all seeking practical guidance on the implementation of and compliance with the onerous obligations imposed on them by this new law. The changes which may significantly impact these entities include increased accountability requirements, broader notification duties for data breaches, and the exorbitant increase in fines for non-compliance.

The main changes that the GDPR will bring about once it comes into force in May 2018 shall be discussed during this conference, together with a practical insight into such obligations, namely, how controllers should go about their retention obligations, appointing a data protection officer (DPO) and key duties of the DPO, as well as planning for the GDPR gap analysis and audits. The conference speakers will not only deal with the technical changes to the respective legislative framework but also sensitise attendees to the significant implications of these developments and the practical changes that are required to policies, procedures, terms of business, contractual agreements, systems, and internal controls, which must be imminently addressed. Two panel sessions are planned in the conference programme. The first panel session shall  explore the application of the GDPR to the gaming sector, whilst the second panel session will explore the GDPR in light of fintech and nascent technologies, such as blockchain and virtual currencies.

Who should attend: The seminar is open to anyone interested in the field and should be of particular interest to professionals working in Technology, Media and Communications. Representatives of regulated industries (including Banks, Insurance Companies, Financial Services providers, Gaming Companies, Electronic Communications providers), in-house lawyers, CTOs, CIOs, legal practitioners, as well as students interested in ICT, are strongly encouraged to attend.
Why you should attend:
Anyone seeking a practical source of information about the GDPR as applied to the various regulated industries, is encouraged to attend.

This event is supported by Microsoft Malta.

Event Programme:

12:30 Registration
13:00 Welcome and Introduction

Dr. Antonio Ghio, President MITLA

13:05 A1: GDPR Highlights & Recent Developments

Dr Thomas Bugeja, Fenech & Fenech Advocates

13:35 A2: Retention of Personal Data – What Next?

Dr. Terence Cassar, Camilleri Preziosi Adovcates

14:10 1st Panel Discussion: GDPR and the Gaming Industry

Moderator: Dr Lena Sammut – Iuris Malta Advocates;

Panellists: Dr Claudio Caruana, GIG; Clemence Dujardin, MyAffiliates; Dr Yanica Sant,  MGA

 14:40  Networking Break
15:10 Part A3: Accelerating your GDPR Compliance Journey: Microsoft Hands-on-demos

Jonathan Vella, Microsoft

15:45 2nd Panel Discussion: GDPR and Fintech

Moderator: Dr Sharon Xuereb, Camilleri Preziosi Advocates;

Panellists: George Sammut, PWC; Lincoln Grixti, Sherpa; Dr Warren Ciantar, Mamo TCV

 16:15 The Role of the DPO – Practical Aspects

Dr Michael Zammit Maempel

17:00 Closing Remarks

Dr. Gege Gatt, Vice President MITLA



The conference will be held at SmartCity Malta, SCM1001, Ricasoli, Malta.
Follow this Directional Map to SmartCity Malta if you’re unsure how to reach the conference location.

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