The European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is coming, and fast. With it comes compliance regulation that affects not only every European tech company, but any Canadian tech company holding the data of European residents.
As Jordan Prokopy, Director of Cybersecurity & Privacy at PwC Canada, wrote on BetaKit recently, the ‘web of responsibility’ for GDPR might be greater than most Canadian tech companies are expecting or prepared for.
Beyond implementing basic GDPR compliance, Canadian startups also have an opportunity to do more.
But beyond understanding the associated compliance requirements to ensure their house is in order, Canadian startups also have an opportunity. Erik Davis, VP of Product for Sampler, recently joined the CanCon podcast to explain how the Toronto startup used GDPR to not only make its product compliant, but better for its customers.
So what do Canadian startups need to know about GDPR compliance? How can they turn regulation compliance from ‘a thing we have to do’ to a ‘thing we can take advantage of’?
BetaKit has teamed up with PwC for a Facebook Live session to answer your questions about GDPR! Can’t join us live next Tuesday? Post your question in the comments section below and we’ll get it answered so you can watch our post-stream video!
Facebook Live chat: How startups should approach GDPR
Tuesday, May 1, 12:00PM-1:00PM EST
(use this link to get a notification reminder when the Facebook live starts)
Douglas Soltys – Editor-in-chief, BetaKit
Special Guest Participants:
Jordan Prokopy — Director, Cybersecurity & Privacy, PwC
Erik Davis — VP, Product, Sampler
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