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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new European data protection regulation coming into force in May 2018 and will impact globally across all industries. GDPR focuses on protecting the personal data of European Residents and at the same time provides extra-territorial impact outside of Europe. Within this context, Asian companies or entities that store or process European Residents' personal data are within the scope. Industries such as airlines, financial institutions including private banking and insurance, and retail websites, to name a few, would potentially be impacted.

This seminar will discuss, in detail, the implications of GDPR to companies in Asia, particularly to Hong Kong as the Asia hub of many international companies. With a one-year window left, it is time to understand whether your company is potentially at risk. How will it affect your business? What should you do if you receive complaints? Our speakers will discuss and answer critical questions about GDPR in this seminar, including a panel discussion from experts in different industries.

1. What is GDPR? Why is this regulation important even in Asia?
2. How does GDPR impact Hong Kong companies? Is your company / industry at risk?
3. How should Hong Kong companies prepare for this new regulation? What are the operational procedures?
4. How do experts from various industries view the main challenges of the GDPR implementation?

Mr Pierre Folk, Manager, Financial Services at Sia Partners

Pierre has led many regulatory-driven assignments with strong data implications covering a broad range of financial institutions in both Asia and Europe over the past 10 years. In particular, he participated in developing Sia Partners' proven data management methodologies and is currently co-leading the GDPR efforts in Asia, including fostering a close dialogue with regulators. He holds an MA in Consulting and a second one in Financial Engineering.

Ms Justine Laprun, Manager, Financial Services at Sia Partners
Justine has over 6 years experience in consulting and has assisted clients in major transformation projects, mainly in risk management, group restructuring, and regulatory programmes. In the past 3 years, she has specialized in data management topics such as data quality and data privacy protection, serving major organizations in Hong Kong. She holds an MA in Economics and Political Science from University of Bologna (Italy) and a BA in Economics from the University of Paris Dauphine.

Speaker(s) Mr Pierre Folk, Manager, Financial Services at Sia Partners
Ms Justine Laprun, Manager, Financial Services at Sia Partners
Language English
Date and Time 2017/10/11 09:30 to 11:30
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Cathy Chan
Tel: 28231282
Fee Members @ HK$330 / Non-Members @ HK$700
+$50 for booking offline
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