Ceylon Chamber to conduct PDPA awareness workshops

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With Sri Lanka becoming the first South Asian country to enact comprehensive data protection legislation, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will conduct the first in a series of virtual awareness workshops related to the Personal Data Protection Act No. 9 of 2022, on 4 August. 

The workshops will offer a comprehensive overview of the PDPA and focus on the impact and implications of the PDPA on industries that process personal data. This will include the obligations of controllers and processors, rights of data subjects, and the powers and functions of the proposed data protection authority. The first workshop will cover information security, human resources management, and privacy by design in the context of compliance under the PDPA.

The workshop will feature Jayantha Fernando – General Counsel ICTA and Chair – Data Protection Law Drafting Committee, Sanduni Wickramasinghe – Legal Consultant and Privacy Professional and Member of the Data Protection Law Drafting Committee, Sujit Christy CISSP, President – (ISC)2 Colombo Sri Lanka Chapter, and Dr. Anna Cavoukian – Executive Director, Global Privacy and Security by Design Centre, as guest speakers, and Shenuka Jayalath – Manager Regulatory, Dialog Axiata PLC and Member, Data Protection Law Drafting Committee.