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Risk & Continuity: Certification Europe’s Simon Loughran explains how the jurisdiction of GDPR extends beyond the EU

By Business & Finance
06 September 2017

Although it is EU legislation, the reach of GDPR is far broader. Head of Information Security Services at Certification Europe, Simon Loughran explains

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018. However, its reach extends across borders, affecting any company that holds data on EU citzens. Simon Loughran, Head of Information Security Services at Certification Europe, explains.

Simon is an experienced ISO 27001 Lead Auditor and an Information Security Professional with 20 years of experience. This experience includes assessing, testing, auditing, developing, implementing, managing and reviewing information security / technology requirements across a diverse spectrum of industry.

His experience covers a broad swathe of IT & IS services including; Information Security management, ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ITIL, Business Continuity, end to end IT / IS systems infrastructure security, support, managed services, ISP (Cloud and Hosting), networks and training delivery.

Simon’s professional accreditations are an industry recognised testament to his diligent approach to maintaining high standards. He currently includes CISSP, EC Security Analyst / Licensed Pen Tester, Certified Ethical Hacker, MCSE and ITIL Foundation, ISO 20000 Auditor, Websense Certified Security Engineer, HP platforms specialist, amongst others.