The General Data Protection Regulation came into force across the EU on May 25, 2018. It applies to the acquisition, handling and processing of EU residents’ personal data, regardless of where they are or where that data is acquired, processed, or stored. It’s wide-ranging and contains significant penalty provisions. Banks and other financial services firms are certainly accustomed to dealing with regulations. This regulation represents the biggest change in privacy law in decades.
In this program, attorney and information security consultant Scott Aurnou discusses the GDPR and the fundamental steps needed to comply with it, including pertinent privacy and security measures. He will provide an overview of related privacy and data security concepts, outline the Regulation’s key provisions, and highlight steps needed to achieve compliance and secure customers’ personal data.
Scott Aurnou, Esq., CISSP is an attorney and founder of The Security Advocate, which helps organizations with information security and data privacy issues. This includes privacy and security awareness training, security consulting, compliance with cyber security and privacy laws and related legal concerns.
Scott spent over a decade as a litigation attorney in the NYC area, and served as lead counsel for a private client services group at Smith Barney. He uses his legal, security, and business background to make complex information security concepts easy to understand (and even entertaining on occasion) for non-technical audiences. He has published security related articles in national publications ranging from the New York Law Journal to SC Magazine. In addition, he has created and delivered numerous presentations on information security and data privacy issues for executives, managers, and professionals.
Scott is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). He is admitted to practice law in New York, Colorado, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is also the author of the Introduction to Information Security LiveLessons video training series for Pearson Publishing.
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