GDPR for SMEs – eliminate uncertainties, benefit your business!

Date: 
Friday, 15 June, 2018

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become applicable on the 25th of May. Nevertheless, numerous surveys show that SMEs within and outside the EU are not ready to comply with this new European privacy law.  However, GDPR is not a threat, it is your business opportunity! Fight your myths, eliminate the uncertainties – benefit from the GDPR, and satisfy your customer! cyberwatching.eu consortium is ready to help you with the free GDPR webinar

On the 15th of June 10 AM CET join our free webinar and learn more about your duties and responsibilities, as well as privacy-by-design concept. Use an excellent opportunity to participate in the Q&A session, and get your questions answered by the legal experts.

 

TIME SESSION
10:00 - 10:05 Introduction
Justina Bieliauskaite, Project Manager at the European DIGITAL SME Alliance
10:05-10:20 'GDPR and SMEs: A practical look at the main duties and obligations and how to comply with them'
Laura Senatore, Privacy & data protection lawyer, Senior Associate at the ICT Legal Consulting
10:20 - 10:30 'Data protection by design (Art. 25.1 of the GDPR) - what does it mean for SMEs'
Lina Jasmontaite, Doctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
10:35 - 11:00 Q&A session: what do you want to know about the GDPR?
Experts: Lina Jasmontaite, Doctoral researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Efrain Castaneda, LLM

For more information contact j.bieliauskaite@digitalsme.eu and visit cyberwatching.eu

If you want to know more about the GDPR, visit Digital SME Alliance training course site HERE.

For more information contact j.bieliauskaite@digitalsme.eu and visit cyberwatching.eu

If you want to know more about the GDPR, visit Digital SME Alliance training course site HERE.

WEBINAR SPEAKERS

Justina Bieliauskaite

Justina Bieliauskaite is a Project Management of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance. She is responsible for drafting and implementing numerous EU funded projects. At the moment, Justina is responsible for cyberwatching.eu, UNICORN, eCF Alliance and SIGHT projects.

In addition, Justina is leading some of the DIGITAL SME’s policy initiatives related to the cybersecurity, data economy, digital taxation, ICT skills, social justice and copyrights.

Before joining DIGITAL SME, Justina has obtained two Master degrees (cum laude) in political science and international relations from the universities of Leiden and Vilnius. She has been responsible for policy analysis and project coordination in the public sector (Ministry of Education of the Republic of Lithuania), as well as in different non-profit organisations based in Lithuania and Belgium.

Laura Senatore

Laura Senatore is a Senior Associate at ICT Legal Consulting. She is graduated cum laude and lawyer, she works with data protection matters providing legal advice to companies and participating to different European research projects.

Lina Jasmontaite

Lina Jasmontaite joined a PhD program at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in September 2016. Currently, she works on the Horizon 2020 project titled "Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity" (CANVAS). She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, IAPP). After obtaining an LLM in Law and Technology (cum laude) at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), she completed the European Commission traineeship program at the European Data Protection Supervisor. She worked as a legal intern in a Brussels-based European privacy and data security practice in 2013. She worked as a legal researcher at the Leuven University (CiTiP) in 2014-2016. Her research interests include protection of human rights, regulation of new technologies and cybersecurity.

WEBINAR MODERATOR

Nicholas Ferguson

Nicholas Ferguson, Digital Communications Strategist & Project Manager. Nicholas has an MSc in Educational Management and a BA Hons in Politics and Sociology. He is the coordinator of the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) as well as the coordinator of cyberwatching.eu. Previously, he was the coordinator of the CloudWATCH2 project and deputy coordinator of CloudWATCH, SLA-Ready, SIENA and OGF-Europe. He excels in building & promoting innovative tools and services in the ICT innovation landscape. His work focuses on raising awareness of novel tools and services in ICT, in the private, especially SMEs and public sectors as well as providing contributions to the adoption of ICT Standards. Since its launch in 2009, Nicholas managed the Cloudscape Series, www.cloudscapeseries.eu that grew from a funded initiative by the EC to becoming a self-sustaining event attracting international thought leaders in the cloud space in Europe. Nicholas has also played an instrumental role in the evolution of the yearly concertation meetings of the CloudWATCH & CloudWATCH2 projects.

News

SMESEC project Open Call for SMEs and SME associations
SMESEC has released an open call for SMEs and SME associations in order to validate SMESEC framework and at the same time improve their systems’ security.
 
SMESEC is inviting SMEs to participate in the validation of the SMESEC framework. By participating you not only have influence on the evaluation of the SMESEC framework, but also improve your own company security and get up to €20.000 of funds!

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