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GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup to Start at HTNG

Wednesday, September 6, 2017  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

CHICAGO (September 6, 2017) - HTNG has created a new workgroup to help hospitality companies and other industry stakeholders with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR is a law governing PII (Personal Data) that will be enforced in the European Union in mid-2018. Global hospitality chains, trading partners and vendors who conduct business within the European region need guidance to navigate the pitfalls associated with compliance to these updated laws.

HTNG's GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup will produce an executive-level white paper to describe key considerations, use cases and impacts of these regulations. This paper will focus on top areas the hospitality industry must address in order to prepare for GDPR compliance (and vendor support of those use cases). Additionally, the workgroup will produce a GDPR assessment tool that will help professionals in the hospitality industry evaluate their company's ability to comply with the new regulation.

The kickoff teleconference for GDPR for Hospitality will be held on September 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. CDT. To sign up, HTNG members can visit the GDPR for Hospitality Workgroup page and log-in to join.

For questions or for more information, please contact workgroups@htng.org.

 

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's Board of Governors, consisting of 23 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.

 

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