GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs has today organised a seminar for business owners to assist Maltese SMEs in becoming compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The new GDPR, enters into force in a month’s time, on the 25th of May 2018. For the first time, this new regulation will create a common set of EU rules to enable the flow of data in the EU Digital Single Market and give stronger rights to citizens and consumers.
GRTU remains committed to ensure that SMEs are provided with all the information which would enable their business to become compliant and avoid the hefty fines that could be imposed by this regulation. GRTU insists that there is no one-size-fits all and that the implementing authorities shall continue with their awareness educational campaign before opting for penalising genuine omissions. This is a learning process for all stakeholders.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been recently finalised and is set to come in force on the 25th of May 2018. Following two successful information sessions, GRTU felt the need to organise a half day seminar focusing on the essential information required. This seminar is being aimed to give you nothing more than that required by the regulation and the tools needed in order to ensure that your business is fully in line with the new GDPR.
Those present during this seminar, will be given the opportunity to address questions directly at the Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner.
The agenda includes opening messages followed by an overal explanation of the new GDPR followed by a question and answer session with a panel of experts.
Date: Wednesday 25th April
Time: 08:30 – 12:00 (Followed by a networking lunch)
Venue: Montekristo Estate
Fee: Registration is Free
Places are limited and will be strictly be allocated on a first come first served basis.
This event is being organised with the full support of the Parliamentary Secretariat responsible for Consumer Protection and Valletta 18.
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