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July Webinar - GDPR 101: How to Avoid a $23 Million Mistake

July 20, 2018
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became enforceable beginning May 25, 2018, has a lot of event planners still puzzled over actual requirements and how to implement.

This one-hour webinar with EU Data Protection expert Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna will share practical information on GDPR tailored to you, the event industry professional, and provide important takeaways that will help you prepare your event business and organization.

Although the regulation was adopted by the European Union in April 2016, many of us recently became familiar with the issue over this last spring. The purpose of the regulation is to provide citizens of the European Union with more control over their personal data and a higher level of data security, regardless of—and this is the important part—where the business or organization they are working with is located. Moreover, the regulation is broad and covers the collection, use, transfer, monitoring, tracking, and even viewing of personal data.

This means if you are an event planner, organizer, or technology partner in the DC area, whether you are sending email blasts, taking online registrations, or providing an event app, you need to know about GDPR requirements and best practices to avoid very real financial penalties.

Join us on Friday, July 20 at 12:00pm – 1:00pm for a lunch-time webinar.

Discussion topics include:

  • What is GDPR?
  • Who is affected?
    • Or, “I am located outside of Europe, so how is this relevant to me?”
  • What are the GDPR requirements for event industry professionals?
  • What steps should I take to implement changes and comply with the new regulation?

Webinar participants will also receive:

  • Q&A time with our GDPR expert!
  • A one-pager on best practices
  • A resource guide for further reading


Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

Gabriela holds a PhD in law with a thesis on the rights of the data subject from the perspective of their adjudication in civil law, and an LLM in Human Rights. Currently she is a Policy Counsel for the Future of Privacy Forum, contributing with EU data protection law expertise to all focus areas of FPF. Gabriela also provides EU privacy and data protection law compliance advice (including, but not limited to the GDPR) to different types of organizations. She has experience in working for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, dealing both with enforcement (compliance) and policy matters. At the EDPS she worked in Cooperation and International Relations, dealing among other issues with international data transfers. She also contributed to the work of the Article 29 Working Party. Gabriela received the Junior Scholar Award in 2014 at the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference in Brussels for her work on the right to be forgotten. She is the first Romanian author to publish a comprehensive volume on the rights of the data subjects ("Protectia datelor personale. Drepturile persoanei vizate", C.H. Beck, Bucharest, 2015). She published extensively on privacy and data protection in national and international journals and she is often invited to speak at privacy and data protection conferences.


$0.00 Current ILEA Member

$15.00 Non-Member or Guest