STF Events announced measures taken to be in compliance with Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) outlined by the European Union (EU).STF Events has implemented various policies and procedures in order to be in compliance with the Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) outlined by the European Union (EU).

The GDPR require all companies storing data to gain explicit permission for use of personal data. STF Events delivers expertise and first-class technology to manage the conference lifecycle from start to finish – including data management and online registration systems.

The STF Events experts from the event management industry are recognized globally as Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP’s). Together the STF Events team delivers everything from hotel contract negotiation, conference management, logistics, marketing and communications, online registration, check-in assistance and pre/post event analytics. Incorporating compliance guidelines that adhere to the GDPR enables STF Events to bring all clients into compliance.

The GDPR was adopted in April 2016 and adds to the EU’s general policy of protecting citizen’s data. In addition to the notifications of collection and legal ramifications for misuse, there is also a requirement to obtain explicit consent, notify in cases of a hack or breach, appoint dedicated data protection officers and much more.

For financial institutions, the new rules will require significant investments in compliance to ensure continuing access to the EU market. The new rules are also pushing firms to pseudonymize personally identifiable information (PII) prior to processing it, meaning that the data can’t be attributed back to a particular person.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) covers all companies that collect or maintain data of EU citizens, so it will be a critical regulation for corporate compliance officers at banks, insurers, and other financial companies. GDPR will be in effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.