Today Monique van Dijken - Eeuwijk, chair of NautaDutilh's Benelux Sector Team Professional Services firms, will give a speech at a seminar, organised by PwC Forensic Services, about Cyber Security and the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board in that respect.
Monique will discuss, amongst other, the consequences for companies resulting from the legal obligation to report data breaches - which obligation will come into effect in the Netherlands on January 1, 2016. Furthermore, she will also talk about Cyber Security in the context of the Digitalised Society, Big Data and Data Analytics: "From a standpoint of competitiveness and the potential capture of value, all companies need to take digitalisation and Big Data seriously."
According to Monique, only if there exists trust in society when it comes to how companies use and protect data; only when society trusts what companies 'promise' regarding privacy, it is possible to create value; to make optimal use of digitalisation; to max out on the potential of Big Data's and profit from Data Analytics. Key in this respect, Monique argues, is for the Board of Directors and Supervisory Board to take this into account in the (execution of the) company's strategy; to be transparent when it comes to privacy and nourish and safeguard the convinction of the company's stakeholders that the company 'keeps to its their promises'.