IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
RGP, a multinational business consulting firm, today announced, the
speaking engagement of Lynn Rohland, RGP Managing Consultant, Data
Solutions Security and Privacy, at the Evolve
Conference being held on September 20, 2017 at Hotel Palomar, in
"Not since the passage of the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA) more than 20 years ago, have we seen such a
comprehensive, framework-driven, regulation focused on data privacy
practices," said Rohland when speaking of the European Union's (EU)
passage of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The regulation, which goes into effect May 25, 2018, compels companies
that collect and/or process personal data of EU residents to assess
their operational risks and demonstrate practices that comply with the
new law. A major tenant of GDPR is empowering individuals with extensive
rights on the use and handling of their data by businesses. According to
Rohland, "organizations that adopt and implement a data subject-centric
approach towards GDPR compliance, exhibited by a cultural shift in
personal data rights, stand to be the most successful. Such an approach
will go a long way towards building consumer trust, tightening vendor
requirements, and lessening EU regulators' and Data Protection
Authorities' (DPAs) scrutiny which in turn, should equate to a
competitive edge in the marketplace."
Rohland notes that "because small and mid-market companies may already
be resource-constrained, some might deem GDPR compliance to be
cost-prohibitive or unrealistic to implement. However, a thoughtful -
often innovative - and incremental plan towards compliance can be
achieved without excessive costs, but to do so will require full
cross-organizational support at the highest levels. Moreover, now that
GDPR is transitioning greater control to EU residents over their data
and imposing stiffer penalties, a lack of attention in managing the
risks and compliance associated with that data could prove costly if
businesses rely on old habits."
About Lynn Rohland
Lynn Rohland, a certified information privacy professional, walks RGP's
clients through the nuances of GDPR requirements and helps them to
assess the impacts on their business operations while planning and
executing a risk management and compliance strategy.
RGP is a multinational business consulting firm that helps leaders
execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, we drive
internal change across all parts of a global enterprise - accounting;
finance; governance, risk and compliance management; corporate advisory,
strategic communications and restructuring; information management;
human capital; supply chain management; and legal and regulatory.
RGP was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, RGP is
a subsidiary of a publicly traded company, Resources Connection, Inc.
(NASDAQ: RECN), with over 3,300 professionals, annually serving over
1,800 clients around the world from 67 practice offices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, RGP has served 87 of the Fortune
100 companies. Visit www.rgp.com/global-offices
to find the office nearest you. (RECN-M)
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