There is only one week left to register for international Data Protection Day on 28 January 2019, which marks the launch of Data Protection Week by the Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner (JOIC).
JOIC is collaborating with a wealth of speakers to host a series of free events to inform consumers, organisations, charities and businesses of all sizes, about personal information security, rights and responsibilities. These events will raise awareness about the importance of data protection and promote good data privacy practices, which are critical to business success and personal security.
Data Protection Week will open with a half day conference from 08:30 to 13:00 on Monday 28 January at the Jersey Opera House. Sponsored by PwC, in association with the Jersey Data Protection Association (JDPA), the focus of the morning will be “Exceptional data privacy – the cornerstone of a trust-based relationship.”
David Carney, PwC Director of Risk Assurance and Chair of the Jersey Data Protection Association, said:
“In a world where data has become invaluable and client trust depends on whether personal information is secure, it is critical to ensure exceptional standards of data privacy as a business. These standards have a direct impact on Jersey’s economy and future.”
The agenda includes speakers from JOIC, JDPA, Jersey Business, legal firms Callington Chambers and Carey Olsen, States of Jersey Police and Digital & Telecoms departments and the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman.
Topics will include the role of the Information Commissioner and the Jersey Data Protection Board; Brexit and data protection; surviving a data breach; the responsibilities of NEDs and board members; and the importance of having a dedicated data protection function within the hospitality sector.
Mr Jacob Kohnstamm, Chair of JOIC, said:
“We are very grateful to PwC for sponsoring the opening event. The agenda promises to deliver invaluable insights for businesses of all sizes and custodians of personal data across Jersey.”
The opening conference is followed by a number of different events throughout the rest of the week, including the role of the data protection officer, cyber security and talks specifically for the hospitality and retail sectors, small businesses, not for profit organisations and individuals.
All events are free and bookings can be made via Eventbrite here. Spaces are limited; early booking is advised.