AmCham Macedonia Summer 2018 (Issue 58) - Page 24

AmCham News & Events Summer 2018 / Issue 58 AmCham News & Events Summer 2018 / Issue 58 GDPR: session with directorate for personal data protection I n the wake of the new European General Data Protection Reg- ulation (GDPR), which started implementing from May 25, the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia organized two informative sessions for its member companies. The first event was an introduction to the general regulation for the pro- tection of personal data (GDPR), and the second covered the technical aspects of the implementation. In the third continuation of this series of events, on April 12, AmCham hosted a learning session withthe Secretary-General of the Directorate for Personal Data Protection, Ivan Kuzevski, who spoke to more than 20 representatives of member companies on the comparison between the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the existing Law on Personal Data Protection (LPDP) in the Republic of Macedonia. The goal of the event was to help local companies in clarifying which regulation they should follow when processing EU citizens’ data. In the last part of the session, he answered questions from the participants in order to help Macedonian companies to embark on the road towards har- monization with European regulations and preparation for the new Macedonian legislation. New Member Highlight Ibis Instruments is a leading system integrator in the Southeast Europe, with more than 70 employees, mainly engineers and having three verticals in the business: selling telecommunication instruments from leading vendors, like 24 AmCham Macedonia Magazine Keysight, Fujikura, Narda and Viavi; being leading system integrator and partner of IBM (IBM – Platinum Business Partner) and Microsoft; and having own development, with IPI – Ibis Performance Insights, an innovative big data solution for networking monitoring. In Mace- donia, the company is operating as a sales office, working on local projects involving instruments and system integration. AmCham Macedonia Magazine 25