Expert Talk on Understanding GDPR & Privacy Laws

IEEE Gujarat Section is organizing a popular talk on two topics, 1) Understanding GDPR and 2) Privacy Laws. It is aimed to be attended primarily by IEEE’s professional members and hence planned on 16 September, 2018 (Sunday) as per the following schedule:

Date: 16 September, 2018
Day: Sunday
Starting Time: 10 am
Place: Room No. 106, School of Applied Engineering & Science, Ahmedabad University.

Talks plan:

  1. “About IEEE” by the Chair, IEEE Gujarat Section: 10.00-10.15 AM
  2. “GDPR – General Data Protection Regulations” by Mr. Harishchandra Rana: 10.15- 11.30 AM
  3. “Privacy provisions under Indian Cyber Laws” by Advocate Manan Thakker: 11.30- 12.15 pm
  4. Networking Discussion and High Tea
  5. All professional members are cordially invited to attend the event.

A line of confirmation of participation from your end indicating your name, IEEE membership number and your affiliating organization is requested. Kindly send the confirmation email latest by 10 September, 2018 (Monday) to RSVP, Ms. Deepa Poduval, at

Looking forward to your confirmation and participation.

About our Distinguished Guest, Mr. Harishchandra Rana:

Mr. Harishchandra Rana is an ISO 27001:2013 ISMS – Lead Auditor & Lead Tutor, EU GDPR – Data Protection Officer (DPO) and CPISI – Certified Payment Card Industry Security Implementer. He carries around twenty-one years of experience in IT Infrastructure, Audits, Compliance, Risk Assessment, Server Hardening, Information Security Management, Training and Consulting.

Abstract of the GDPR Talk:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European law that has replaced the current Data Protection Act. Talk will focus on Introduction to GDPR, Implementation Tips for GDPR, European councils Regulations and How to identify & protect sensitive information. It will end with QA. At the conclusion of this session, delegates will have an understanding on:
Who are all responsible for GDPR compliance?
How to strengthen and unify personal data protection for all individuals living in the European Union?
The penalties for organisations who are in breach of the new law.

About Adv. Manan Thakker:

Mr. Manan Thakker is Computer Application Graduate, Ethical Hacker, PGDM (E-business), Law Graduate (LL.B), Masters in Cyber Laws (PGDCL) and ICRA Certified ISMS/ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. He is a founding partner of Manan Thakker & Associates which is Gujarat’s first firm exclusively providing services in the fields of cyber crimes, cyber laws and reasonable security practices areas.

Abstract of the talk on Privacy Laws in India:

Privacy in cyber world is a big concern for every netizen. Privacy issues in India are primarily governed by Information Technology Act, 2000. Talk will focus on privacy issues in cyber world, relevant provisions of Introduction to I.T. Act, 2000 & I.T.Amendment Act, 2008 and Case Studies. It will end with QA.