Compliance, Legislative & Regulatory Standards

Introduction to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)



The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), effective 25 May 2018, is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in today’s data-driven world. The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but also applies to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the EU, regardless of the company’s location.

This lunch and learn session will provide an overview of the GDPR to enable the financial services practitioners to better understand this new regulation and its major implications for financial services sector.


1. What is GDPR?
2. Who are affected by the GDPR?
3. Major implications for financial services sector
4. Key reporting requirements under the GDPR
5. Key penalties for breaches

Who should attend

It is primarily targeted to those who have no or limited knowledge of GDPR and those who are responsible for data privacy compliance practitioners.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Monty YUEN
Mr. Monty Yuen, holder of B. Comm. and LLM, has over ten years of experience in different capacities in the financial industry and is currently a senior compliance manager of a financial institution. Prior to that, he was a manager of Enforcement Division of Securities & Futures Commission. Prior to joining the financial industry and the SFC, Mr. Yuen was a senior inspector with the Royal Hong Kong Police Force. Mr. Yuen also successfully obtained the CFP, PFP, CIM, FCSI and CAMS designations


Date & Time
Thursday, 7 Mar 2019 (12:20PM - 1:20PM)
HKSI Institute Training Centre
Relevant Subject
Regulatory Compliance
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00