Data Protection How To

154: Be Prepared for GDPR: Procurement Role in Personal Data Protection & Privacy w/ Jen Warner and Eric Martin

I am joined today by two guests, Jen Warner and Eric Martin.

Jen Warner is the Vice President of Compliance and Chief Development Officer of Ashe Legal Group (a member of the Palambridge ecosystem). Prior to joining Ashe, Jen served as the Chief Compliance Officer of a Fortune 500 multinational company and, in that role, oversaw the company’s global data privacy compliance program.

Eric Martin is the Associate General Counsel and Global Privacy Officer for JELD-WEN in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is responsible for all labor and employment and privacy matters, including GDPR compliance.

Our conversation today is on the topic of GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, an EU-based regulation that takes effect on May 25, 2018. Once that date arrives, all organizations – regardless of their location – that collect personal data in the EU (including consumer data, customer data, employee data, other third party data) must demonstrate that they are in compliance or face strict penalties.

“Anybody who is touching EU consumer data, customer data, anybody who’s touching HR, Human Resources, personnel data, and any contract that you have with an outside vendor that involves that type of data is subject to compliance and enforcing under the GDPR” – Eric Martin

Highlights from the Show Include:

  • Jen defines ‘personal data’ and explains who GDPR will affect.
  • Eric outlines the steps companies must take to ensure and demonstrate compliance.
  • Jen and Eric describe the costs of non-compliance.
  • Jen talks about the impact GDPR will have on companies and their suppliers.

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About the author

Philip Ideson

Philip Ideson is passionate about the role that procurement professionals and leaders can plan in creating competitive advantage for their organizations in ways that go beyond the traditional value proposition.

Philip founded Art of Procurement as a way for the procurement community to learn from each other, increasing the impact they have on their organizations. In 2017, he co-founded Palambridge, a virtual platform of procurement experts, technology, and intelligence. Palambridge provides a broad range of flexible procurement solutions, available on-demand.

Prior to Art of Procurement and Palambridge, Philip enjoyed a career that spanned the procurement value chain, working across three continents for organizations such as Accenture, Procurian, Ally Financial, Pfizer and Ford Motor Company.