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    Conference: the impact of GDPR in higher education

    Our conference in London on 22 June will explore what universities must do to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation
    Last updated:
    February 14, 2024

    Join us on 22 June to learn what universities must do to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018 and will introduce a regulatory framework of new data protection rights for EU citizens.

    This change in privacy law will have a huge impact in higher education. Non-compliant universities could be fined as much as €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover. Institutions need to act now to ensure they are compliant by the time the regulation is introduced.

    Our conference is a London EdTech Week co-chair event and is tailored towards higher education professionals. Experts from HE, privacy law and technology will explain how institutions need to change their data policy and will provide best practice examples.

    Registration is free for FULL FABRIC clients and London EdTech Week delegates.

    When: Thursday 22 June from 9am to 4pm

    Where: Imperial College London, 170 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, London SW7 5HF

    What you’ll learn

    • What the GDPR means for universities and how it will be enforced
    • The specific ways your university must change its data collection and management policy
    • Best practices for student recruitment and direct marketing

    Speakers and panel

    The event will be chaired by Sophie Bailey, founder and host of The EdTech Podcast. Confirmed speakers include:

    • Victoria Cetinkaya Senior Policy Officer at Information Commissioner's Office
    • Lothar Fritsch Associate Professor in Information Security at Karlstad University
    • Noriswadi Ismail Senior Manager, Cybersecurity, Privacy and Resilience at Ernst & Young LLP
    • Ardi Kolah, LL.M. Executive Fellow & Co-Director at Henley Business School and Founder of GO DPO
    • Tim Rodgers Information Governance Manager at Imperial College London
    • Gerrit-Jan Zwenne Professor of Law & Digital Technologies at Leiden University

    To see the full agenda, click here. Please contact us directly if you have any questions about the event.


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