Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Venue: SFA, 84-86 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Time: 5.30pm-6pm Registration and networking | 6pm-7pm Speakers' presentations and Q&A | 7pm-7.30pm Networking and event close

The SFA Business Bytes events, which are entirely free of charge, offer small businesses access to expert information and advice and an opportunity to network with their peers. The series is supported by Bord Gáis Energy.

GDPR came into force in May 2018. In our next session we look at what has taken place in the last twelve months and explore future data protection issues. We also look at the continued growth and evolution of cyber threats for small firms.

The seminar will be delivered by:

  • Donna Creaven, Head of Supervision for the Multinationals and Technology, Data Protection Commission Ireland. Donna will provide delegates with an overview of GDPR 12 months on and detail the pressure points in relation to data breaches and breach notifications. The difference between a security incident versus an actual data breach will be explained. Delegates will also be provided with the questions to ask when considering new technologies or relationships with technology vendors and receive information on data processors and data controller relationships.
  • Dave Feenan, Innovation Programmes Manager at Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet and Cybersecurity Skills Initiative (CSI). Dave will present the activities that small firms can undertake to improve their cybersecurity hygiene and introduce the Government and industry supported Cybersecurity Skills Initiative.
  • Helen Quinn, SFA Executive, will also be presenting on the night. Helen will discuss the main GDPR queries received by the SFA over the past 12 months and how small firms should manage data access requests.

The event is open to SFA members and non-members. It will last for approximately one hour with an opportunity to network before and after. Refreshments will be provided.


This event is entirely free of charge, but you must pre-register online.


Elizabeth Bowen

Senior Executive, SFA

T: +353 1 605 1626
M: +353 87 188 2951
E: elizabeth.bowen@sfa.ie