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May 14, 2019

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


Today’s topic is all about GDPR! And to discuss this topic with Justin Smulison is Katelynn Yonce! Katelynn is Corporate Counsel for MRI Software LLC. Their audience is retail and commercial real estate occupiers, real estate investors, and residential and commercial property managers.


In this episode, Katelynn gives her unique international perspective on the topic. She explains how GDPR has affected risk professionals in the U.S. and abroad, how GDPR has affected business in Europe and internationally in the last year, some of the biggest steps companies are taking to comply with GDPR, and recent GDPR-related incidents that have stood out to Katelynn from this past year.


Key Takeaways:

[:19] About today’s show.

[:32] About the upcoming RIMS NeXtGen Forum.

[:52] About today’s guest.

[1:28] Justin welcomes Katelynn on to the podcast.

[1:34] Katelynn gives a brief background about her work and explains how GDPR plays into her daily work.

[2:18] About Katelynn’s move to London.

[2:34] Some of the ways GDPR has affected business in Europe and internationally in the last year.

[4:04] Who MRI Software’s clients are.

[4:44] How have the risk professionals that Katelynn have worked with, in the U.S. and abroad, adapted to the changes?

[7:19] What are some of the biggest steps companies are taking to comply with GDPR?

[8:52] How many more months or years does Katelynn see it taking to get “caught up” with GDPR?

[9:57] Is GDPR an enterprise risk management issue and potentially a strategic issue? What are some of the measures they are taking at MRI Software?

[11:14] How can threat information-sharing be lawful or a violation of GDPR?

[14:55] In the past year, have there been GDPR-related incidents that have stood out that Katelynn has learned from?

[16:31] Katelynn succinctly describes the three-step process for GDPR compliance regarding information sharing.

[20:35] What does Katelynn suggest business owners do, should there be a breach or if they want to consider threat information-sharing?

[23:44] Justin thanks Katelynn for joining him this episode!

[24:04] About more upcoming RIMS events and how to get in touch with Justin!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS NeXtGen Forum: June 14th, 2019 in New York City (Use the discount code RIMSCAST to receive $100 off of your membership. Offer ends on May 31st and is valid for new Organizational and Associate members who have not been a RIMS member in at least two years. Chapter dues are an additional fee.)

RIMS ERM Conference 2019: Nov. 4-5th in New Orleans

Upcoming RIMS Events

Previous RIMScast Episode: “RIMS NeXtGen Forum Keynote Speaker, Joseph W. Mayo, on ESG Events and How They Impact the Risk Management Community”

“Google fined €50 million for GDPR violation in France”

RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Legislative Summit: Oct. 16-17th in Washington, DC


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