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The Ohio District Export Councils created this website to give export companies an all-inclusive resource for international trade events in the Ohio and Northern Kentucky regions. This calendar contains training opportunities, geo-political events, and networking opportunities for not only Ohio companies, but those in the Northern Kentucky region, as well. We welcome you to our website and encourage your participation in the listed events.

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GDPR, Data and your new cost of doing business with the EU

Event Start Date: 5/16/2018 7:30 AM

Event End Date: 5/16/2018 10:30 AM

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Doing business with Europe?      Want to Avoid the Fine in May?

GDPR, Data and your new cost of doing business with the EU

Join us for a Business Breakfast Briefing as we review the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), its fast approaching impact on you, your business and your clients.

What is this about?
If you hold data on any individual or business in Europe, as a US business, you are subject to penalties by the European Union if you fail to comply with GDPR, effective May 25, 2018. 
Who does this apply to? 
Any business with European operations, customers and exports, amongst others.

Who Should Attend? 
CEOs, CIOs, COOs, CFOs, Corporate Counsel, Compliance Officers &   Advisors, others engaged in business with Europe. 

Topics we will cover
Overview of GDPR:    -    Why, When and How it Applies to US and Ohio Companies
GDPR Impact: The impact on daily operations & steep Penalties for Non-Compliance
What you need to do before May 25, 2018
Actions you need to take after May 2018 
The role of the Data Protection Officer    
What to do if & when you get a Breach Notification


Stephen Bridges   Managing Director, 
                                Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, IL
                                Former British Consul General – Chicago

Lindsay Hohler     Privacy and Cyber Risk Senior Manager
                               Grant Thornton LLP, Arlington, VA

Scot Ganow          Senior Counsel and Co-Chair Privacy and Data Security Practice
                               Taft, Stettinius & Hollister LLC, Dayton, OH

This event is  organized by British American Chamber of Commerce Ohio, Grant Thornton & Taft 

This event is co-sponsored & supported by the U.S. Commercial Service & the European American Chamber of Commerce  

Registration and Information , click here 


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Each DEC has approximately 30 members, at least half of whom are exporters. Members also include export trading or management company representatives; bankers; international lawyers and accountants; freight forwarders; and others whose profession supports the U.S. government’s export promotion mission.

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