Getting Ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

Getting Ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

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Background Overview

The most extremely important change in the business regulation in the past two decades will take effect soon. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), replacing the current Data Protection Directive (DRD), will be in force starting May 2018. The GDPR is a game changer - a comprehensive and strict framework that carries heavy financial penalties for its non-compliance.

The GDPR has expanded its territorial reach as it applies to data controllers and data processors outside the EU if they offer goods or services (even for free) to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. The new regulation applies to any organization, whether or not it is based in an EU country, as long as it processes the data of EU residents. Neither the company’s geographic location nor the geographic location of the companies’ servers is relevant. Immigration departments, airport authorities, airline companies, embassies, banks, universities, etc. all are processing EU residents’ data.

More importantly, the GDPR will also be applicable to any organization using English or other European languages (on their websites) or if they offer transactions in Euros or another EU based currency or if the companies use cookies to do profiling on their European customers. Under the new law, organizations can be fined up to €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover (whichever is greater) for non-compliance. Inevitably, the GDPR will have a far-reaching impacts on organizations in Indonesia. The Workshop is held with the aim to provide the participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of the GDPR and its impacts on their companies. More importantly, the Workshop will prepare the companies towards compliance.

Topic Highlights

  • Background and Introduction: What is General Data Protection Regulation?
  • The new GDPR requirements and the key differences from the current data protection regime
  • The core and main principles and organisational change needed for understanding and delivery of the
  • new regulation
  • Impacts on organizations and business entities in Indonesia
  • The Role of Privacy Professional in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape
  • Implementation – how to get ready for GDPR
  • Steps to sustainable GDPR compliance
  • Ensuring Compliance

Key Take-Away

  • Understand what GDPR is;
  • Understand the importance of compliance;
  • Identify tools to help for the compliance;
  • Identify the key data protection elements of the GDPR;
  • Obtaining knowledge on requirements & processes that organization and business entities will need to put in place;
  • Knowing on how GDPR can benefit the organizations;
  • Understand the role of privacy professionals in organizations and business entities.


Professor Abu Bakar Munir

Abu Bakar MunirProfessor Abu Bakar Munir is an internationally renowned scholar, expert and consultant on the ICT Law and Data Protection Law. He is a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia and an Associate Fellow of the University of Malaya Malaysian Centre for Regulatory Studies (UMCoRS). He is also the Legal Adviser and Data Protection Consultant to the Straits Interactive Pte. Ltd., Singapore, a Senior Adviser to the Schinder Law Firm, Jakarta, a member of the Academic Advisory Council Member of the Asia Pacific Institute for Digital Economy, (APIDE) Tokyo, and a member of the Asian Privacy Scholars Network (APSN), Australia.

Professor Abu Bakar is the author of several books; Privatization (1992), Cyberlaw: Policies and Challenges (1999), Privacy and Data Protection (2002), Internet Banking: Law and Practice (2004), and Information and Communication Technology Law: State, Internet and Information (2010), Personal Data Protection in Malaysia: Law and Practice (2010) and Data Protection Law in Asia (2014). He speaks extensively at seminars, conferences and workshops within Malaysia and around the world including those organised/hosted by universities such as the NUS, Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, etc. Google, Facebook, Yahoo are amongst the participants of his talks.

Professor Abu Bakar Munir has been far and wide, consulted by the governments and private entities in Malaysia and around the globe. He was appointed the Adviser to the Government of Malaysia and was instrumental in the crafting and passing of the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2010. He was seconded as the IT Law Adviser and Principal Consultant to the Government of Dubai, UAE where he led an international team of consultants in developing and drafting several IT legislations to facilitate the Dubai Internet City, a multi-billion-dollar IT project. He is currently assisting the Government of Indonesia in developing the personal data protection law for the country.

He was a Council Member of the Asia Pacific Privacy Charter Council (APPCC) and the recipient of the Malaysia Cyber Security Awards (Minister’s Award) 2010 and the Malaysia Cyber Security, (Information Security Visionary of the Year) Award 2010. His other areas of specialization include the Air and Space Law, Nanotechnology Law and Policy, and Renewable Energy Law and Policy. He has published numerous articles on these subjects. His work, “Renewables: Solar Energy Needs Focus” was published in Nature in January 2016.

Prof. Dr. I.B.R Supancana


Economy from University of Indonesia (1990) and Bachelor of Law (S.H) in International Law from Padjadajaran University (1983). He has also acted as a Guest Lecturer at several universities, not only in Indonesia but also abroad (among others: Advanced Studies on Air and Space Law, Leiden University, Kobe University). His main areas of expertise are in the field of Aviation and Space Law; Foreign Direct Investment Law; Settlement of Disputes (Arbitration and ADR); Cyber Law; Mining; International Commercial Contract; and Regulatory Reform.

He has acted as an advisor and consultant for various international organizations and donor countries (GIZ, JICA, World Bank, British Embassy, EU Trade, among others) as well as Indonesian Governmental Agencies (among others, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, National Institute of Aeronautics and Space, National Law Reform Body, National Development Planning Board, National Investment Coordination Board, etc.). He often represents the government in bilateral and multilateral negotiations (ASEAN Regional Forum, APEC, UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, APSCO, among others).

Over the past 33 years, he has provided legal services to domestic as well as overseas companies, including appearing as an expert witness in the USA and Singapore and before the National Anti- Corruption Court. A trainer for certified training on mediation at the National Mediation Center (PMN) and for a training series on development of legal skills jointly organized by the Indonesian Bar Association (PERADI) with the Center for Law and Business (PPHBI) as a part capacity building/continuing legal education program.

Other notable contributions are as an editor at an international and national prestigious law journal (Journal of East-Asia and International Law, Korea; Asia Mediation Journal, Singapore; Indonesian Law Journal, Lex Mercatoria). He has published more than 40 books and research articles, and his articles have been published in many scientific journals. Currently, he is assigned by the government to chair an inter-department working group on preparing draft of the academic paper on draft of laws on private international law; a draft of law on a revision of the Indonesian Company Law; and also as one of the initiators of the draft of law on Personal Data Protection.


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Getting Ready for the EU General Data Protection Regulation Workshop