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Data privacy week begins – The Royal Gazette

By January 23, 2022Sports events

Updated: Jan 23, 2022 9:04 PM

A week of virtual events leads to Data Privacy Day, on Friday 28 January, while Privacy Commissioner Alexander White invites community reflection on the importance of the right to privacy, Privacy Act 2016.

The Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA) is not yet fully operational.

On Tuesday, the focus will be on small businesses, with an hour-long online event on Zoom from 3-4 p.m. exploring the importance of data privacy for small businesses.

On Wednesday, the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation will host a lunchtime webinar, Assessing Privacy & Security Risks For Your Business, featuring Axa XL’s Noel Pearman.

The webinar will explore the risks for entrepreneurs whose business processes a wealth of customer data, including assessing business risks with respect to the protection and security of that data. Reviewing these risks is an important first step in mitigating them.

Earlier on Wednesday, the UK chapters of the International Association of Privacy Professionals will jointly host an event for privacy officers discussing global trends for 2022.

The Commissioner highlighted information from the week online: “While our planned events and other announcements throughout the week will be held virtually, we have created an agenda that includes items for professionals and all members of the community. . We will update our website to keep people informed throughout the week.

On Thursday, a virtual event will focus on data privacy issues for children and teens, with a discussion of rules and trends on both sides of the Atlantic.

There will also be a global conversation on privacy-related topics.

On Friday, Data Privacy Day, there will be an introductory webinar on the basic ideas and principles of data privacy.

The Privacy Office also offers “Privacy and PIPA” training on the Privacy website.

Later in the day on Friday, the local chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals is hosting a virtual happy hour event from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., including a brief discussion from Commissioner White on 2022 priorities, followed by casual online networking. an event.

Alexander McD White, Privacy Commissioner (Photograph provided)