GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - Does it affect you?

Tuesday 7 February 2017

7.00pm - 7.30pm - Refreshments and networking
7.30pm - 8.15pm - Talk
8.15pm - 8.30pm - Q&A

University of West London, St Mary's Road, London, W5 5RF

Free to attend for BCS members and non-Members


An introduction to GDPR that enter into force from 25th May 2018.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - REGULATION (EU) 2016/679, replaces the previous data protection directive Directive 95/46/EC. The GDPR aims to protect the rights of a natural person, irrespective of their place of residence, in the context of personal data. It also aims to set a common set of rules to enable ease of transfer of personal data between member states of EU. The new version of regulation focus on assurance of of data privacy through design and default, requiring new capabilities within the organisation. With penalties of up to 4% of global turnover, organisations will need to comply with these regulations irrespective of location of the data subjects and in all businesses. The presentation introduces the audience to various principles and aspects of the regulations that need to be considered and complied with.

Sri Akunuri Bio:

Sri Akunuri is a management consultant with a focus on building strategic capabilities leveraging technologies.

Sri has designed strategies, supporting frameworks and solutions for governance and management of specialist data, incorporating security, risk management and audit capabilities. Progressing from designing and building data solutions, Sri has rich experience in data and information, in particular, personal data.

Sri is currently a Member Board and Director of External Events at ISACA London Chapter. He is designing frameworks and services that support organisations achieve compliance with GDPR, especially by SMEs.


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