General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): the implications for organisations from IDC and BlackBerry

Sponsored by: BlackBerry

Focused on:

  • Data Protection
  • Data Legislation
  • Gdpr

Date: 25 April


Time: 11AM London

A practical overview of the regulation, the latest market research from IDC and how BlackBerry can assist

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect from May 2018 and represents a major step towards a digital single market. While it’s an opportunity to promote trust between consumers and organisations, it will mean significant challenges in the way data is managed.
The ramifications of non-compliance are substantial, so now is the time to start planning to minimize risk with the changes to the regulation only 14 months away.

What is the GDPR?
The GDPR’s primary aim is to ensure individuals are in control of the use and distribution of their private data, and to implement a harmonized approach across the EU. It is the largest overhaul of data protection legislation since its inception.

How will it affect your business?
International Compliance
The GDPR’s scope extends to all companies processing the data of EU residents. This includes companies outside the EU targeting individuals inside the EU.

Fines of either €10/€20 million or 2/4% of annual global revenue, whichever is highest, can be imposed on companies found not to comply with the GDPR.

Breach notification
Organisations will now have to notify their countries Data Protection Office of any breach within 72 hours of becoming aware.

Data Protection Officers
Organisations will need to employ a Data Protection Officer (DPO) who will need expert knowledge on the specifics of the data security. The DPO will be accountable for data protection within the organisation

Hear from the leaders in global enterprise security
BlackBerry is happy to share its expertise/experience as a trusted advisor, with many years' experience in security and can provide identification and mitigation of cybersecurity threats, including, penetration testing, forensic services, and IT security training.
We can even offer a free 90 minute security assessment of your organisation: blackberry.com/Shield

Presented by

James McDowell,

Director, BlackBerry Cyber Security Services

For the last 4 years James has been Director of Services at Encription Ltd, a CESG GCHQ certified IT security consultancy specialising in penetration testing, digital forensics and training.

Encription was acquired by BlackBerry in February 2016 and today James’s principle role is to deliver effective and robust approaches to IT security against increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats.

Duncan Brown,

Research Director, European Security Practice

Duncan Brown is Research Director, European Security Practice, at IDC EMEA and leads the firm's security research program in Europe.

He specializes in providing strategic advice to his clients, informing and validating their corporate, product, and marketing plans. Brown is an expert in analyzing the security market globally, and led the competitive analysis of the U.K. cyber security market for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). His list of security-related clients includes enterprises, central banks, government organizations, and security product suppliers and services providers. Brown's expertise spans the gamut of security topics including incident response, threat intelligence, and global privacy issues.

His analysis and opinions are widely sought by industry leaders and investors, while his comments on industry trends and developments frequently appear in the leading business and trade publications.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Get a good basic overview of the GDPR
  • Understand the latest market research from IDC
  • See how BlackBerry software and services can help you protect your critical data


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  • Data Protection Officer
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