The Institute of Internal Auditors presents

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Assessment, Implementation and Auditing Approaches

Tuesday May 15
BCIT Downtown, 555 Seymour St, Vancouver 

Event Background

Is your company and internal audit department ready for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? All companies who have past & present EU resident’s data will be required to implement business processes and technical solutions to meet the GDPR mandates which includes complete removal of all traces of an individual's identity from the company's systems if requested. Companies will need to comply by the May 25, 2018 deadline or be subject to fines up to 4% of their annual revenues. Individual data subjects also have the right to compensation for instances in which their rights are violated. This regulation not only impacts EU companies but all companies worldwide whose customers and employees reside in the EU.

Sponsored by ISACA Vancouver and The Vancouver IIA Chapter, this GDPR seminar has been structured to provide attendees a consolidated view of how to implement, assess and audit the GDPR project. This seminar is intended to provide attendees the base level knowledge required to:

(1)   Conduct a “point-in-time” assessment to provide a basis to determine the current stage of GDPR compliance and identify the remaining project initiatives

(2)   Manage the implementation of the GDPR project, and

(3)   Conduct a GDPR Pre-Implementation Audit.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: To register, click link: 

Event Schedule: 8:30am to 5:00pm (registration starts at 8:00am)

Registration Fees:  

IIA and ISACA Members: $199

Non-Members: $249

IIA/ ISACA Students: $35

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments included in the price

CPEs: Total of 8 CPE credits

Data Privacy Day


Held on January 28 each year, Data Privacy Day is intended to promote greater awareness about digital and online privacy, and the impact technology has on our personal information. Visit the official Data Privacy Day website for more information.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) has produced posters and web graphics, which you can download and use to promote Data Privacy Day in your organization.

In honour of Data Privacy Day 2016, former Commissioner Denham gave her top privacy tips in a video here.

BC AWARE Campaign


The BC AWARE Campaign aims to unify the various information technology, IT security, privacy, governance, and risk assurance organizations in British Columbia by creating a major privacy and security awareness initiative that each participating organization can embrace as its own.

For more information about BC AWARE events, visit the BC AWARE website.

Privacy Awareness Week


Privacy Awareness Week (PAW), an initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities forum (APPA), is held every year to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information.

Activities are held across the Asia Pacific region by APPA members, including Australia (National, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory), Canada (National, British Columbia), Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Macau, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, and the United States.

The theme for 2018 is "Privacy: From principle to practice," highlighted in OIPC promotional materials and activities May 7-11, 2018.

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Right to Know Week is an extension of international Right to Know Day, celebrated on September 28 of each year. The right of access to information is an important human right and is essential for transparent and accountable governance. It also makes it possible for citizens to get more involved in the decision-making processes of government. For more information about Right to Know Week across Canada, visit the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada website.