The GDPR Awareness Coalition is a not-for-profit, fixed-term initiative, established in February 2017, to assist in raising awareness of the data privacy obligations for companies big or small, from the global multinational to single employee traders, as a result of implementation of GDPR on the near horizon.

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out the principles for how the personal data of your staff, clients and suppliers is handled, as it pertains to the rights of the individual.

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Founder and Co Chair, Garry Connolly has over 20 years of both entrepreneurial and executive experience in assisting foreign direct investment companies to achieve global success.  Garry currently serves as President and Founder of Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, and winner of the Datacloud Europe 2016 award for Innovative Data Center Location. This initiative, established in 2014, is comprised of partner organizations throughout the Irish digital assets hosting industry and beyond whose purpose is to achieve the common goal of sustained data center expansion throughout Ireland via collaboration and a focus on providing timely and accurate information at all times. In his role, Garry oversees the direction and promotion of the initiative to further promote Ireland as an optimum location to host digital assets.  He is also responsible for the recruitment and support of the initiative’s sponsors and partners.

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Co Chair, Dr. Dennis Jennings, Chairman and/or non-executive director of a small number of Irish technology-based companies that address international markets. Afilias plc: Independent non-executive director. Member of the Audit committee (Chair 2014). Member of the Remuneration committee. Afilias (Ailias.info) is a global Internet domain name Registry / Registry Services company (dot Info, dot Org, etc.), headquartered in Ireland.
iCONX Solutions Ltd / Wizuda.com: Chairman of the Board. iCONX (iconxsolutions.com) provides interconnect billing and roaming services to global Telecoms companies on private cloud based SaaS services to global Telecoms companies. (SSAE16, ISO 22301, and ISO 27001 audited). Wizuda (Wizuda.com) provides GDPR compliant secure file share and file transfer management products to support the Data Protection Officer (DPO).
Qstream Ltd. Chairman of the Board.

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