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17 November

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Zonal speaks out on new data protection regulations

Hospitality businesses could find themselves falling foul of the law as new General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] comes into force on 25 May 2018.

As technology has evolved over the last decade, the existing data protection rules are no longer fit for purpose with the need to restore ownership and control of data to individuals.  GDPR will raise the bar in terms of obligation and accountability for business, ensuring that all organisations which handle personal data adhere to strict regulations around privacy, security and consent.

The topic of GDPR is a hot one and is the focus of this year’s DIGIT Scotland’s Technology Forum on 21 November 2017 at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.  Zonal’s Information Security and Compliance Manager, Leo Cunningham, is one of the keynote speakers and will explain the key areas that organisations need to be aware of in terms of risk management and compliance, security, IT strategy, data programmes and analytics, as well as training, awareness and the value of collaboration.

 I am honoured to be taking part in this high profile event and offering insight into this significant piece of regulation

“As a technology leader for the hospitality sector, Zonal is at the forefront of providing the tools for data collection and analysis, but with that comes huge responsibility not just for us as a business, but our customers too.  Possessing data is one thing, but respect is key and the new GDPR should go towards putting an end to exploiting people’s privacy. Every business needs to get a grip of GDPR and what it means for them, so they don’t find themselves in hot water!”

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