As part of the Refresh Boyne talks series, Conor Donnelly from IT Governance will update attendees about the incoming European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). From May 25th 2018, GDPR will supersede all EU member states’ current national data protection laws.

When the GDPR comes into force, all organisations that process the personally identifiable information of EU residents will be required to abide by a number of provisions, or face significant penalties.

In this talk Conor will:

  • Explain what GDPR is
  • Help you understand why you should care, no matter the size of your business
  • Provide an overview of the accountability principle and how to apply it
  • Explain why vendor management is crucial
  • Provide you with a 6 step compliance framework you can start with today

With the implementation of GDPR, it is no longer business as usual for business of all sizes across all sectors. GDPR will apply to your business so you need to be aware of what to do.

About IT Governance

IT Governance is a leading global provider of IT governance, risk management and compliance solutions, with a special focus on cyber resilience, data protection, PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and cyber security.

In an increasingly punitive and privacy-focused business environment, we are committed to helping business protect themselves and their customers from the perpetually evolving range of cyber threats. Our deep industry expertise and pragmatic approach help our clients improve their defences and make key strategic decisions that benefit the entire business.

Our newly opened Irish office is aimed at bringing our suite of compliance and training solutions to the Irish market. Focussing primarily on the EU GDPR and ISO 27001, our comprehensive range of products and services, combined with flexible and cost-effective delivery options, provide a unique, integrated alternative to the traditional consultancy firm, publishing house, penetration tester or training provider.

Our Protect – Comply – Thrive approach is aimed at helping your organisation achieve resilience in the face of constant change.

You’re welcome to stay for pizza and a beer afterwards! Refreshments kindly sponsored by Amphenol TCS.


Refresh Boyne is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of the New Media industry in the Boyne region. Refresh Boyne hold events that promote design, technology, usability and standards and is part of, and inspired, by the Refreshing Cities movement.

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