How SMB’s are dealing with Data Protection in 2021


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Three years ago, the European Union implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in an effort to protect its citizen’s privacy. Deemed as the toughest privacy and security law in the world, it imposes obligations onto organizations anywhere, not just in the EU, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the European Union. So how are SMBs coping with the challenge that Data Protection and Data Management poses? Data Management is key whatever the size of the company and increasing rules on data protection and data management can sometimes be very difficult to follow and cope with. The trends towards first-party data and the rise in privacy management from big players also put pressure on companies to tackle data protection the right way. Siinda partnered with Usercentrics, a leader in the area of Consent Management Platforms (CMPs) headquartered in Munich, Germany to run a survey of 600 SMBs in Germany, France and the UK on their data protection and data management awareness and practices. Today, our guest reveals the results of said research and share GDPR best practices, opportunities and challenges. Please welcome Jurgen Weichert.

Speaker Information:

Jürgen Weichert is the Chief Revenue Officer at Usercentrics. He holds a degree in Business Administration and has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of sales, marketing, and business development in the online industry. In his current postision, he is responsible for the development of new business fields, markets customers, and partners. Prior to his role at Usercentrics, Jurgen was Head of Strategic Partner Development at Google for the DACH region and played an essential role in setting up the Channel Reseller Program, which became an important growth factor for Google. Before joining Google, the online marketing and e-commerce expert was co-founder and Chief Sales Officer at Deal United, a company specialized in performance marketing and monetization in the fields of social media and gaming.