20 November, 2017

Guestline to offer hoteliers GDPR roadmap

Following its expansion into Ireland earlier this year, the leading hospitality software business Guestline is continuing its investment in the Irish market as it joins other industry representatives at the Munster 2017 GDPR Conference.

Taking place at The Brehon Hotel in Killarney on 27 November 2017, the event is packed with advice and best practise ahead of major changes impacting the hospitality sector next year.

Hosted by cyber security agency Techfindr, the convention will offer hoteliers insight into the requirements around the forthcoming changes to GDPR legislation. This will include a focus on the financial penalties they will face if they are not compliant and the need to have robust cyber security policies in place.  General counsel for Guestline, Jeremy Espley, will present on the definitions and scope of the new GDPR legislation. In particular this will address the new obligations that both hoteliers and technology providers to the industry will face both for securing consent to access data and processing data.

Espley will be joined by a notable panel of industry experts including Dina Vyapuri, managing director, Techfindr, Stilian Cvetkov, certified ethical hacker and Sharon O’Reilly, certified GDPR consultant, IT governance and GDPR coalition ambassador.

“GDPR is fast approaching. It is imperative that hotel owners and operators ensure they are armed with the right information in advance so that they have time to examine their existing operations, and make the necessary changes to ensure they are fully compliant. There has been much debate in the industry regarding the impact of GDPR and the requirements that will be in place for hoteliers, technology providers, and suppliers. We will be working with our customers in the months ahead to ensure GDPR compliance is managed efficiently.”

Jeremy Espley, general counsel, Guestline 

Earlier this year Guestline announced its expansion into the Irish market with the opening of a new office in Dublin and the development of a new team including the appointment of a new country manager, Clio O’Gara and more recently regional sales manager, Ingrid Fallon. As part of Guestline’s ongoing investment in Ireland, the team is undertaking a packed schedule of networking and attendance at events including the Munster Convention. This is swiftly followed by the Irish Hospitality Institute Founders Banquet and Awards Event which takes place in Dublin on 23 November 2017.

The company’s multi award winning software is cloud-based and enables hospitality business owners and managers in sectors such as hotels, serviced apartments, pubs, student accommodation and more, to manage bookings and operations both efficiently and profitably. 

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