The EU regulators started to take privacy seriously - since May 2018 the total amount of penalties across the Union reached almost 1 BILLION EURO. Most of the fines were for the failure to implement appropriate security of information or for a poor user interface (lack of transparency).
The reason for that is the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU's personal data protection law, which started to apply from May 2018. It has a significant effect on the companies working on the EU market or targeting EU customers, and it became an international standard for privacy laws across the world.
One of its core principles is 'Privacy by Design', which requires founders to implement user privacy in their product/services from the very design stage. Such approach takes a few simple, but important steps that will save time and funds in the future.
To explain what it takes for tech startups and how to avoid six-figure penalties, speakers will show practical tips with examples of a positive-sum game and ensuring trust with their customers.
During the event, speakers will cover the following topics:
- What is the GDPR and who must comply with it
- How to implement 'privacy by design' principle from the early stage of a startup?
- How to create a GDPR-compliant user interface?
- Technical and organizational measures to protect customer data;
- Common mistakes that lead to penalties
The event will be interesting to:
a) founders of tech startups on different stages;
b) small and medium companies working on the EU market;
c) professionals and employees who work with customer data;
d) those who are interested in the privacy topic.
- Silvan Jongerius (Germany), Managing Partner & DPO at TechGDPR. President and Founder at BerChain. Silvan will join us via the videoconference from Berlin
- Vlad Nekrutenko (Ukraine), Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E), Privacy Lawyer at Legal Nodes. Vlad will moderate the event and interview Silvan directly from LIFT99 Kyiv Hub.