Business with Belgium – General Data Protection Regulation GDPR

With the GDPR now in full effect and the ePrivacy regulation on track for 2019, this panel will discuss how Canadian companies need to comply and will also explore themes like cybersecurity, consent and email marketing. Going beyond the legal requirements, these experts will also assess how EU and Canadian privacy laws compare.

In this session of BCBC’s Business with Belgium Trade and Investment Seminar Series, we are pleased to invite you to learn about a topic which concerns all Europeans ~ GDPR.

BWB_FinalBCBC’s Business with Belgium Trade and Investment Seminars offer practical advice on the growing opportunities in Belgium and the European Union, the challenges companies may encounter, as well as the resources and strategies to succeed. 

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Friday, November 16th, 2018 ~  Tickets $25 Members of all European Chambers / $40 Non-Members. Breakfast included.

At KPMG LLP, Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 4600, Toronto, ON M5H 2S5

Welcome introductions by: Christian Frayssignes, VP of the Belgian Canadian Buisness Chamber and Past-President of EUCCAN

Presentations by:

Sharon Bauer, BA LLB, Senior Manager, Privacy, Regulator & Information Management, Risk Consulting, KPMG LLP
Donald Johnston, Partner, Aird & Berlis / Honorary Consul for Belgium in Ontario
Derek A. Lackey, Managing Director, Newport Thomson
André van der Heyden, VP and COO, Belgian Canadian Buisness Chamber
Carlo Caputi, Managing Director – Principal Consultant at JP Reis and Invictus Technologies (TBC)


Cristina Onosé, CIPP/C, Director Government Relations at Canadian Marketing Association and EUCCAN Board Director

Get your tickets here (tickets are limited)

Presenting Sponsors:

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With the support of:

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Background information: The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights stipulates that EU citizens have the right to the protection of their personal data.

The data protection package adopted in May 2016 aims at making Europe fit for the digital age. More than 90% of Europeans say they want the same data protection rights across the EU and regardless of where their data is processed.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR refers to the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

The regulation is an essential step to strengthen individuals’ fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitate business by clarifying rules for companies and public bodies in the digital single market.

The regulation entered into force on 24 May 2016 and applies since 25 May 2018.