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MEDIA ALERT: Cyber Security Lawyer and SANS Instructor Benjamin Wright to Host a Webcast to Help Security Professionals Comply with the General Data Protection Regulation

  • Bethesda, MD
  • February 23, 2017

In anticipation of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Benjamin Wright will host a SANS webcast that offers unique insight and actionable steps to help security practitioners comply with GDPR.

Who: Benjamin Wright, U.S. Attorney, Senior SANS Instructor, and the author of SANS' LEG523: Law of Data Security and Investigations course

What: Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation: A Guide for Security Practitioners

When: Wednesday, March 8th at 1:00 p.m. EST

Where: To register for this webcast, please visit:

Why: The GDPR is the latest amplification of the European Union's data security requirements that articulates measures to protect individuals and holds organizations accountable for data security. When it goes into effect, GDPR can apply widely to various organizations, including many without a physical presence in the European Union. This webcast will explore GDPR and offer key steps organizations need to take in order to comply. Discussion points will include how to get ready for the regulation; how to identify a data protection officer; and a checklist for compliance with concise, practical information organizations can begin using now.

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