01.02.2018 //

Workshop "Data Protection & Privacy" by TÜV NORD, Detecon and Connected Living on 19.04.2018 in Cologne

Our association members TÜV NORD GROUP, the management and technology consultancy Detecon and Connected Living will jointly organize the follow-up workshop "Data Protection & Privacy" on 19th April 2018 (10:00 am – 4:30 pm) in Cologne, to which we invite all members of the Innovation Center. The workshop will focus on data protection and data processing in the development and offering of Smart Home and IoT applications.

The aim of the workshop is to highlight the central regulations and requirements of data protection in the special context of Connected Living, to undertake a closer examination of the accountability, documentation and proof obligations of companies as well as to discuss concrete implementation examples and needs for action. The focus should also be on specific questions from the participants.

Today, more and more devices are connected via the Internet of Things (IoT) - from smart kitchen appliances, televisions and smart fitness trackers to remote-controlled Smart Home technologies. For the consumer, the devices ensure more comfort, increase safety or reduce energy consumption. At the same time, the connectivity of our everyday objects lead to the gathering of personal data which are often purposefully merged into user profiles or are the target of unauthorized access from outside. This is why manufacturers, integrators, and operators of IoT-based products and systems are increasingly facing the important challenge to ensure the safety of the generated user data and the consumer privacy during processing the data. In addition they have to fulfil legal requirements and guarantee an efficiant, safe access to the IoT technologies and their services. National and international standards define which requirements organizations must comply in order to minimize risk and protect customer data in detail. Since 25 May 2016, the EU General Data Protection Regulation has uniformly and directly regulates data protection law within the European Union. On May 25, 2018, the two-year transitional period ends, until then, companies need to have made the necessary adjustments.

Registration is possible until April 06, 2018 at Martin Pietzonka. If you have any queries please contact Mr. Pietzonka. Since we have limited capacities of participants, we kindly ask for early registration and allocate places on a "first come first serve" principle. Participation is free for Connected Living members.

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