Data Privacy and Information Governance - Chapter Meeting

When:  Dec 6, 2019 from 07:00 to 10:00 (AT)
Associated with  Trinidad & Tobago Chapter
CPE Hours: 2
Breakfast from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Data Privacy and Information Governance
  - Enabling you to manage privacy compliance effectively

Privacy is no longer just a compliance or security issue. It has become a strategic topic at the boardroom level. Statistics show that data privacy is a growing concern among executives and professionals. There are more and more cases where misused internal data has been the root of a major privacy breach or disaster. To be successful, companies need professionals who are capable to manage privacy and security in a risk-based and integrated manner.

Key focus Areas:

Data Privacy Landscape - Understand what the main (current and upcoming) privacy and data protection obligations are, what the law requires and how it is being enforced and applied in practice. In addition, you will learn how these legal and compliance requirements have an impact on your professional environment.

A Risk Based Approach to Data Privacy
- Know what the main components are of a risk-based privacy management program. We will explain which actions in each phase of your program will enhance the effective data privacy information gathering as well as its compliance monitoring in practice.

Implementing a Privacy Compliance Management Programme
- Have a clear, actionable 90-days data privacy road map adapted to your particular organisation and maturity level, taking into account not only the compliance but also the security/operations as well as the people/management aspect of the data privacy challenge.

Presenter: Rishi Maharaj - Executive Director - Equigov Institute

image001.pngMr. Maharaj is the holder of a BSc. and MSc. in Government from the University of the West Indies.
He is currently the Executive Director of the EquiGov Institute, a social consulting and training enterprise specializing in information access, transparency, governance, data privacy, and monitoring and evaluation.
With over 13 years of experience within both the Public and Civil Society Sector he has considerable knowledge and experience of the workings of government both from an operational and policy aspect as well as a unique insight into the challenges, faced by civil society organisations trying to impact civic change. 

During the period 2005 to 2012, he was the Senior Officer in charge of the Freedom of Information Unit. During this time, he provided technical advice in the passage and partial proclamation of the Data Protection Act in 2011 and participated in the drafting of model legislation on Freedom of Information and Data Protection through the International Telecommunications Union HIPCAR Project.

Mr. Maharaj is a certified member of the Canadian Institute of Access and Privacy Professionals and the International Association of Privacy Professionals.



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