How SAS should be helping your GDPR program

GDPR Readiness Workshop Dublin | April. 17, 2018

Are you breaching the GDPR with your approach to data analytics?

Are you making automated decisions in breach of Article 22? Are you building models using poor data quality in breach of Article 5? Are you analysing personal data without a legal basis in breach of Article 6?

GDPR comes into effect on 25th May but up to now many GDPR programmes have ignored analytics environments, with the potential to expose organisations to risks of non-compliance with the regulation. As experts in the field of analytics and with strong connections to the Article 29 Working Party, SAS are uniquely placed to assist organisations in this area.

Join us at this half day-workshop where we will examine the expectations of the legislator and the prerequisites needed to be compliant. We will discuss:

Analytical Process Review
Using SAS understanding of analytical processing in the light of guidance on profiling and automated decision-making to identify areas of high risk and suggest possible remediation strategies

Personal Data Identification
How to identify, document and govern personal and sensitive data assets across both structured and unstructured sources

GDPR Program Oversight
How to coordinate, document and govern your compliance efforts across processes and assets

These are all issues that customer insight managers, data managers, and compliance managers need to consider.

A must-attend workshop for organisations who are on the complex journey to meet compliance that will protect the personal data of your customers whilst ensuring agility and flexibility in your data strategy.


Tuesday, 17. April 
8:30 a.m.
Arrival - Registration & Refreshments
9:00 a.m.
Start time
12:00 p.m.

Keep an eye out for the full agenda coming soon


David Smith, Head of GDPR, SAS UK&I

Dave joined SAS in 1999 and spent the first 10 years or so supporting Pharmaceutical organisations in their use of SAS. Since that time, he has been focusing upon Data Management across all industries, which inevitably means a great deal of time with big banks, although government, energy and healthcare also ensure that there is never a dull moment (or a continuous sequence of dull moments, depending upon your view of data management!).

The advent of GDPR gave Dave the opportunity to spend more time on the data governance area, which was already a matter of great interest, and he sees GDPR as an opportunity for organisations to finally manage and govern their data properly.

The Merrion Hotel
Upper Merrion Street
Dublin 2


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