Exactly one year before adaptation of General Data Protection Regulation, the British Polish Chamber of Commerce and SSW Spaczyński, Szczepaniak i Wspólnicy, organised an event to share the details of this reform.
The event was held in the British Embassy in Warsaw and was attended by over 100 guests from prominent Polish and international companies and institutions. The challenges that will accompany the new regulation were broadly discussed by the panelists;
• dr Maciej Kawecki – Ministry of Digital Affairs – spoke about Polish legislation that must comply with Europe and is still under legislative work
• Paweł Makowski - Inspector General for Personal Data Protection – gave advice to entrepreneurs on how to prepare to meet new requirements
• dr Joanna Tomaszewska – SSW – talked about the legal aspects of new regulation and new responsibilities of personal data inspectors
• Waldemar Gelzakowski – BSI Group – presented ISO certificates that help entrepreneurs to manage data security
The European Commission states that the regulation is “an essential step to strengthen citizens' fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitate business by simplifying rules for companies in the Digital Single Market”. However, such significant changes are never easy to implement. The meeting was organized as a part of the BPCC Telecoms, Media and Technology Policy Group aimed to clarify at least some of the issues related to the new regulation and to help businesses prepare for it.
Speakers’ presentations and full coverage is available on the Polish version of our website.