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Brexit, Breaches and GDPR fines were among the topics discussed at the 2nd Cork KnowledgeNet Chapter event

There was great discussion at our 2nd IAPP event here in Cork this morning.  

We were delighted to have on the panel:

- Leonie Power, Partner, Privacy and Information in Fieldfisher UK

- Fiona Ryan, Head of Customer Engagement in Spearline Risk & Compliance

The panel tried to focus on practical actions to mitigate against Brexit and Breaches. For Brexit, companies need to identify if they have any data transfers to/from the UK. Companies need to plan around the UK becoming a 3rd country. In many cases, Standard Contractual Clauses (SSC) are the most practical solution to maintain dataflows. However, be warned, SCCs are not always easy and quick to put in place. 

Fieldfisher has some great advice on how to deal with all Brexit related challenges. 

IAPP knowledgenet event

If a company suffers a data breach, then having a plan is vital. With only 72 hours to respond you need to have your breach response plan in place well before the event occurs. Platforms like Spearline Risk & Compliance allow you to centralise the management of your GDPR compliance. This is a big help. Also, it is important to start building a relationship with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. You do not want the first time you talk to the regulator to coincide with a data breach. 

Thanks to Fiona & Spearline Risk & Compliance for sponsoring the food, Nathan Trust for sponsoring the room, and Leonie for coming over from London. 

The event lasted about 1 hour 15 minutes and we are delighted with the positive feedback we have received. 

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