Gemalto bus-ts a move with GDPR double decker delight
Should you hear a vehicle trundling down your litter-strewn UK street don’t all rush out assuming it’s an ice cream van. Calm yourself and your desires for a gigantic calorie-drenched concoction, and instead prepare for Gemalto’s GDPR Clinic.
Before you ask WTF? (i.e. what the fintech) – this is payments firm Gemalto and its double decker bus that wants to get you ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) countdown. And drum up business – otherwise what’s the point?
GDPR comes into full effect in the UK in May 2018. And despite the Brexit drama (and what a soap opera it’s been), the UK cannot escape the new data privacy provisions. The new rules apply to all organisations with more than 250 employees processing EU citizen data, not just those in the financial services sector. However, the nature of financial services organisations’ business models means that these firms are more exposed to data protection issues.
Gemalto is doing a tour and its GDPR Clinic is providing advice to help businesses become compliant and meet legislation requirements. The bus is all over England (the other three nations are not included) and will finish in London at a security event from 6-8 June.
The firm’s experts will take visitors through a six-step process – including understanding the legal framework; creating a data register; and classifying data.
Whenever I think of tour buses, I think of heavy metal bands (e.g. Black Sabbath) – booze, drugs and groupies. If that happens on Gemalto’s bus – please get in touch so I can write that story.