What is GDPR you ask? and Why should you care?
Some of you may know about the upcoming rollout in EU of the General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR is a regulation that requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. GDPR implementation date is 25 May 2018, but do not get complacent by the date, it requires reasonable effort and time for companies to become ready & compliant. And there are significant penalties for not being compliant.
If you are operating in the EU or if any of your customers are operating in the EU, GDPR applies to you.
- Customers in EU – YES
- Employees in EU – YES
- Vendors or partners in EU – YES
GDPR Workshop / Webinar
iSPIRT and Microsoft are conducting a GDPR workshop for founders to demystify the GDPR and help understand the steps required towards compliance. This will be a mix of in-person and webinar session (choose when you register).
The session will cover among many topics, clarity on the impact of GDPR, application to organizations in India, additional responsibility about controls, notifications and data governance for managing and tracking personal data, and how organizations need to start thinking about GDPR compliance. There will be presentations by both Legal teams from Microsoft India and the CTO of Microsoft Accelerator.
Apply here using the Registration Form
Date & time: 16-Nov, 3-5pm
In-person Venue: Microsoft Accelerator – JNR City Centre, IBIS Hotel Annexe ,Raja Ram Mohan Roy Road, Bangalore.
Webinar: Link will be sent to those who choose to attend the webinar.
- GDPR & Data Privacy, and its growing importance
- A Risk assessment Checklist – Go to https://www.gdprbenchmark.com/ to access a quick, online self-evaluation tool available at no cost to help your organization review its overall level of readiness to comply with the GDPR
- Data Privacy Business Scenarios – Technical Demos
If you are keen to attend the workshop please apply using the Registration Form. Since seats are limited for both in-person and webinar, please register ahead of time. We will confirm with an invite subject to availability. There is no cost to attend. We start sharp at 3 pm.
Strongly recommend going through the Risk Assessment Benchmark Evaluation.
The checklist will help you prep for the workshop and get the most out of it.
Some sources for pre-reading:
Are you ready for the GDPR? A quick, no-cost, readiness self-evaluation tool.
Coming soon – 2017 SaaS Survey
BTW did you know the new SaaS survey is coming? We are excited to announce that we would be launching the third edition (2017) of the India SaaS Survey in a week from now. This survey is an annual exercise conducted jointly by SignalHill and iSPIRT to gather valuable data for drawing insights which help various stakeholders in the ecosystem understand this space better.
Please click on the following link to access last year’s survey results
Please stay tuned to this space. We will be providing a link to this year’s survey very soon in an upcoming blog post.