Think Your Website is GDPR Compliant? Think Again!


Data security legislation like the GDPR (enforcement begins May 25th, 2018) allows users to control how and if their personal data is used by companies. This shift in control fundamentally changes how companies can collect, store, and use information about prospects and customers. While understanding and implementing privacy related regulation in web projects is a necessity, related knowledge and skill sets become a real business differentiator and a key part of a user’s privacy experience (PX).

Key Topics:

  • Practical interpretation of the GDPR 
  • How to determine if you are at risk for compliance 
  • Repeatable process for assessing security risks in Drupal websites 
  • Security by design
  • Impact to data, analytics, and personalization strategies 

Who Should Attend: 
Anyone who can say yes to at least one of the following: 

  • Do you have a website with international traffic? 
  • Do you use a CRM or Marketing Automation platform? 
  • Does your site have an analytics platform like Google Analytics? 
  • Does your website use cookies? 
  • Does your website collect personal information? Anything from a store or a contact form counts! 
  • Can users log in to your website? 

About the Presenters:
Dawn Aly is the Director of Digital Strategy for Mediacurrent. Whether she’s driving the vision for conversion optimization, building complex content strategy campaigns that inspire action, or simply improving search engine optimization, her ultimate goal is creating brand experiences that delights users and have a measurable return on investment for her clients. Prior to working at Mediacurrent, she was a Brand Manager, taught graduate courses in Transmedia Storytelling at the University of Central Florida, created an Alternate Reality Game, and produced & directed an interactive broadcast from India about Ethnobotany. 

Mark Shropshire (shrop) is the Open Source Security Lead at Mediacurrent. Over his 20+ year career leading technical teams, Mark gained experience in IT roles at a large urban research university and nationally recognized, award winning graphic communications company. Through these experiences, Mark has learned to lead others with an eye on the big picture, while getting into the details as a software developer, systems architect and system administrator. One of his proudest accomplishments has been his role in building a stronger technical community in the Charlotte North Carolina region. Mark has served as the community co-organizer for the Charlotte Drupal Drive-In event. He is also the co-founder of the Charlotte Drupal User Group (CharDUG).

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When & Where

Tuesday, 10 April, 2018 - 15:45 to 16:45
204 | Mediacurrent