From defiance to compliance: tackling the GDPR stigma

Our compliance experts share insights into why companies have failed to meet GDPR requirements and advice on how to rectify it. We also answer your GDPR questions.

4th June 2020 @ 14:00 BST
Nicky Whiting

Two years since GDPR came into effect yet many businesses are still failing to meet the requirements.

GDPR compliance is not optional. It is a legal requirement for businesses processing the personal data of EU citizens, regardless of their location. Failure to comply with the privacy and security standards could result in huge fines and reputational damage. With such serious repercussions, our compliance expert, Nicky Whiting, discusses the key issues that businesses need to address to meet their legal requirements.

Key takeaways include:

  • Identifying the common GDPR hurdles and how best to overcome them
  • What the true consequences of non-compliance are and how to reduce this risk
  • Understanding the misconceptions of the Data Protection Officer (DPO) role and what the correct requirements are
  • How to successfully resource the right DPO role for your business
  • Gaining practical advice for maintaining compliance in the future

Ask our DPO expert

Understanding GDPR regulations is not always straightforward, so Luke Peach, certified DPO and Compliance Officer answers your questions and provides a first-hand view of the role of a DPO.

  • Nicky Whiting – Bulletproof

    Nicky Whiting

    Head of Compliance

    Nicky has over 20 years' experience in the IT and cybersecurity sector, working in well established companies such as IT Governance Ltd, and smaller start-up organisations.

    As well as an extensive career as an IT/Cyber Security Consultant, Nicky has also developed a number of training courses including CISMP, GDPR Practitioner and Cybersecurity Foundation. Joining Bulletproof as Head of Compliance in 2020, Nicky uses her vast experience to deliver customer programs for ISO 27001, GDPR, Cyber Essentials and PCI DSS, ensuring customers achieve their information security goals.

  • Luke Peach – Bulletproof

    Luke peach

    DPO & Compliance Officer

    Luke has over 7 years’ experience in the IT industry, most recently specialising in GDPR and Information Security. Luke is a qualified GDPR Practitioner and certified Data Protection Officer (DPO), representing over 20 companies within the UK and overseas.

    Since joining Bulletproof as a Compliance Officer in 2018, Luke has become recognised as an ISO 27001 certified ISMS Lead Implementer (CIS LI) and Cyber Essentials Assessor. He also uses his expertise to develop compliance training for Bulletproof clients.