How a Privacy by design approach to projects helps promotes privacy and data protection compliance
10:00 - 12:30
The demand for connected IoT devices in the Irish market is increasing. Buoyed by the productivity, security and efficiency benefits, firms worldwide have been flocking to install the latest IP technologies on their IT networks. However, this has often been done with little thought to the security ramifications. That is perhaps why new vulnerabilities are being reported all too regularly, and why personal data is being left exposed to malicious third parties.
A recent, and incredibly concerning, example details how hackers broke into many schools’ CCTV systems and streamed live footage of pupils on the internet. This is a big problem, especially with the GDPR’s compliance and enforcement now live and the data protection commissioner in Ireland ready to act. It is important to understand that GDPR compliance and Cybersecurity are explicitly linked, and the deployments of security systems that capture and store Personally Identifiable Information (PII) whilst not make a business compliance, can make them non-complaint. We have seen huge interest in the Irish security market from consultants, end users & systems integrators to get a better understanding of GDPR and the real-life implications to their day to day business.
Privacy by design is an approach to projects that promotes privacy and data protection compliance from the start. Unfortunately, these issues are often bolted on as an after-thought or ignored altogether. Security systems capture and store Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Understand these systems and your considerations. Privacy by Design will become a legal obligation for GDPR compliance, make sure you are prepared for these changes.