Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații used a webcast conferencing solution linking London to Bucharest in order to share the findings of a unique study conducted across Europe by the British law firm – DAC Beachcroft. The study was launched on the occasion of the conference “General Data Protection Regulation. In block-startups!” that took place on November 9th in Bucharest.
Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații and its conference partners Oracle Romania and Logika IT Solutions hosted an event dedicated to the compliance challenges of the GDPR. The “General Data Protection Regulation. In block-startups!” conference gathered more than 200 representatives of various financial and banking institutions, and companies active in industries such as tobacco, pharmaceuticals and medical services, telecommunications, IT&C, electronics and home appliances, gaming, energy, steel, real estate, HR, advertising, etc.
The conference reviewed the main elements of novelty that will be introduced as of May 25th, 2018, by Regulation No. 679/2016 (GDPR), bringing into discussion the legal and technical tools used to comply with the new requirements.
The event featured a diverse speaker lineup from the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing Supervision (ANSPDCP) - Oana Luisa DUMITRU, Head of International Relations Office and Adina DIACONESCU, Head of Operator Registration Service, as well as specialists in the data privacy field from Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, with a team composed of Gabriel ZBÂRCEA, Managing Partner; Horia ISPAS, Partner; Bogdan HALCU, Managing Associate; Ciprian TIMOFTE, Managing Associate; Sergiu CREȚU, Senior Associate.
They were joined by teams from Oracle Romania and Logika IT Solutions, consisting of Sorin MÎNDRUȚESCU, Country Leader and Silviu TEODORU, Technical Customer Adviser, as well as Adrian SORA, Senior Enterprise Architect.
Lecturers addressed topics such as data security, GDPR consent, Data Protection Officer (DPO), Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). Last but not least, as the process of complying with GDPR regulations covers more functional and technical areas and involves an adjustment of the company's current processes, the experts presented an extremely popular interactive case study. Thus, starting from a company's current situation, they simulated the steps of the changes brought by GDPR, analysing the legal, business and IT implications, as well as the software tools which can automate these processes.
In his opening speech at the event, Gabriel ZBÂRCEA, Managing Partner at Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații said: “The adoption of Regulation No. 679/2016 on the protection of personal data represents a milestone in the field of data protection and it will have a huge impact on personal data operators. Making it all the more interesting, it concerns issues like large data processing, metadata, profiling or other very sensitive matters, such as a possible conflict between the right to data privacy and the security regulations”.
In addition, for the first time in Romania, a study carried out by the British law firm - DAC Beachcroft LLP on the subject of “Personal Data: the new oil and its toxic legacy under the General Data Protection Regulation” was presented live from London using a web conferencing solution. The report covers all 28 Member States and highlights the risks and potential liabilities facing data processors and controllers from these jurisdictions (financial sanctions, rights of compensation and group litigation mechanisms) after the entry into force of the GDPR. Among other findings, the report shows that over 80% of countries expect compensation claims for data protection breaches to increase from May 2018. For the Romanian jurisdiction, contributors to the report were Cătălin BĂICULESCU, Partner and Sergiu CREȚU, Senior Associate at Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații.
“General Data Protection Regulation. In block-start-up!” is part of a series of traditional events run by Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații on topics of general interest, such as the Civil Code, the Civil Procedural Code, Public Procurement Law, the giving in payment law or various fiscal issues.
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