Pension funds should appoint data protection officers: regulator

first_imgPension funds should appoint a dedicated officer for the protection of personal data, according to the chair of the Netherlands’ Personal Data Authority (AP).At a conference hosted by IPE’s Dutch sister publication Pensioen Pro last week, Aleid Wolfsen spoke about the introduction of local data protection rules for the Netherlands, in the wake of EU-wide legislation for privacy protection that is to come into force as of next May, known as GDPR.He suggested that the task could also be carried out by a board member of the pension fund, rather than a new member of staff. In his opinion, such an officer could also serve several pension funds.The Dutch regulation requires government organisations, as well as organisations that process sensitive data on a large scale, to appoint somebody to hold responsibility for this data and the implementation of the new rules. Wolfsen said that organisations that did not appoint such an official must explain their decision to enable the AP to check whether they have made the correct assessment.Based on a conversation with the Pensions Federation, Wolfsen said he expected that the pensions sector in general was properly preparing for the data protection regulation.According to the chairman, 10% of all data leaks reported to the AP during the first six months of 2017 came from the pensions sector.However, he immediately put the issue into perspective by explaining that the breaches predominantly were about wrongly delivered mail, which officially counts as a data leak.Wolfsen’s comments contrasted with the findings of a survey by an audit, tax and advisory firm, which reported in August that UK trustees were “unprepared” for the new European-level rules on data protection.Eddie Hodgart, risk and assurance director at Crowe Clark Whitehill, said at the time that many trustees felt “out of their depth with non-traditional risks such as cybersecurity”. “More work is needed to educate pension trustees on managing non-traditional risks which impact pension schemes,” he added.last_img read more

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Lottery Officials Offer Dollar Incentives to Team Nigeria

first_imgThis financial pledge is coming at a time that both officials and athletes are on the edge waiting for Team Nigeria’s first medal.Meanwhile, all expectations of a possible medal from weightlifting and the women’s 400m events concluded Sunday night yielded no medal.Maryan Usman’s efforts in the +75kg Snatch and Jerk could only place her 9th in the overall ranking while Patience Okon George and Margaret Bamgbose semi final placed them 8th and 7th positions respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram As Team Nigeria continues its search for the first medal at the Olympics in Rio, a delegation of National Lottery Trust Fund and National Lottery Regulatory Commission, led by Habu Gumel and Mr Adophus Ikpe respectively have promised monetary incentives to further propel the country’s athletes to win medals.The delegation who has been supporting Team Nigeria equally announced $2,000 for any athlete who wins gold while a silver medallist would be rewarded with $1,500 and bronze winner with $1,000.last_img read more

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MARIO, AENGUS AND DARRAGH WANT YOU TO ‘BAKE FOR BRAIN INJURY’

first_imgMario Rosenstock, Rebecca Sheri dan age 3, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Mccauley get tucked inMario Rosenstock, Aengus Mac Grianna and Michael Darragh Macauley donned their aprons to brush up on their baking skills ahead of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s annual fundraiser in Donegal ‘Bake for Brain Injury’ which takes place from 10th-16th March.The trio are calling on local people to host a Bake Break at home, in their workplace or in their school during Brain Awareness Week to help raise funds for ABI Ireland’s Residential and Community Neuro-Rehabilitation services in Donegal.ABI Ireland provides community-based neuro-rehabilitation services and advocates for the 13,000 people who acquire a brain injury every year in Ireland. “A brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime and anywhere,” said Barbara O’Connell, CEO of ABI Ireland.“Whether you fall victim to an unprovoked assault or road traffic accident, suffer a blow to the head on the football pitch, or simply trip in your high heels on a night out, a brain injury is devastating and life-changing.“We provide a personalised neuro-rehabilitation service to help those who acquire a brain injury regain their independence and live full lives in the community. Demand for services is constantly on the rise so hosting a ‘Bake Break’ with your friends or colleagues will help us make a big difference to the lives of those affected and their families,” she said. Men are three times more likely to acquire a brain injury, with young men between the ages of 18 and 35 most at risk.Footballer of the Year and ABI Ireland ambassador Michael Darragh Macauley said: “I’ve been supporting ABI Ireland for a number of years now because I’ve seen the good work they do and the difference their services have made, especially to young men my own age.“The reality that it could happen to any of us really hit home with me and I believe the rehabilitation ABI Ireland provides should be available to anyone who may need it. We can make sure this service continues to deliver by getting involved and raising much-needed funds during Bake for Brain Injury.”Register to host a Bake Break at www.bakeforbraininjury.ie or call 01 280 4164. All organisers will be entered into a draw to win a Ballymaloe Cookery Experience for two. Donations to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland can be made online. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BakeBreak.MORE About Acquired Brain Injury IrelandEstablished in 2000, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland provides community based neuro-rehabilitation services to those who have acquired a brain injury. The organisation helps rebuild lives that have been shattered by the trauma of brain injury, through placing a critical emphasis on client-centeredness, quality, effectiveness and value for money. Rehabilitation and clinical support are key aspects to the service. Approximately 13,000 people suffer from a head injury in Ireland each year and face a dramatically altered life thereafter. People with acquired brain injury (ABI) progress at different rates, and may need to access services at different points in time as their needs change. Within each stage of rehabilitation a range of different service providers is involved, which must be coordinated. Once back in the community the emphasis is on more extended activities of daily living, integration, and return to work or education. Interventions focus on enhanced participation, improved quality of life, psychological adjustment and carer stress. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is filling a vital service gap, in collaboration with statutory bodies.MARIO, AENGUS AND DARRAGH WANT YOU TO ‘BAKE FOR BRAIN INJURY’ was last modified: February 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Acquired Brain Injury IrelandBake for Brain InjuryBrain Injury Awarenessdonegallast_img read more

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