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 What is GDPR?

1/25/2018 12:00 PM
1/25/2018 1:00 PM
Webinar | Michigan
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Privacy and data protection regulations around the world are not new. However, the General Data Protection Regulation, abbreviated as GDPR, and effective May 25, 2018, sets a new standard for the ways personal information about individuals must be protected. Many companies (public and private) are affected by the regulation. Companies (called data controllers) that use third parties (called data processors) to process personal information (or personal data) from persons in the EU have special obligations under the GDPR. Personal data moving from the EU is subject to numerous restrictions. The regulation is important for auditors to understand and consider as it will impact their privacy, data, and compliance policy and procedures across their entire business. The regulation will impact not only data, but how and why systems are managed and utilized.
Josh Britten is a regulatory compliance specialist with over 10 years of experience. He joined Crowe Horwath’s Risk group in 2012 and has worked with companies of all sizes on implementation of complex regulations and legal settlement consent orders. He works primarily with companies in the financial sector and the life sciences sector. Josh advises clients regarding the business impacts and implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and other privacy and information security related matters. Prior to joining Crowe, Josh practiced law, specializing in employment and business-related litigation. While practicing law, Josh advised clients regarding statutory regulations and compliance related matters. Josh graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2007 and Pepperdine University Business School with an MBA in 2008. Josh is a member of the Michigan Bar Association.

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