The new year is upon us, and as event practitioners, we are all thinking about this year’s events and meetings. Event technology continues to move in bold new directions in 2018, and there are lots of things to consider as we plan our technology for 2018.
Data security and privacy will continue to be a major area of focus for most event organizer. Hopefully, everyone reading this will be using technology that is PCI Compliant to the highest levels. This global standard assures you and your clients that you are managing personal data and credit card information in ways that assures privacy and security at every step.
Not being PCI Compliant can have serious consequences for you as more and more clients and attendees are demanding that credit card and personal details are stored and processed in a secure fashion. You and your business can be held liable if valuable data is stored and processed in an insecure fashion.
2018 is also the year that the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) becomes something all meeting organizers need to deal with.