VENZA Presents Free GDPR Essentials™ Webinars

With the May 25, 2018, deadline for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) quickly approaching, VENZA is hosting four free webinars for the hospitality industry. Daniel Johnson, Partner/Co-founder will be guiding you through key aspects of the regulation and how GDPR impacts hoteliers who either solicit bookings from Europe-based persons (“data subjects”) or who monitor their behavior.
The coming enforcement of Europe’s data protection law, demands that both hoteliers and their information system partners take a hard look at how guest data is processed. Roles determine responsibilities. Responsibilities convey obligations. Failures to meet obligations carry consequences.

Earlier this month, Johnson co-chaired HTNG’s GDPR Work Group, consisting of around 50 industry colleagues, to produce a hospitality-focused GDPR white paper with an accompanying self-assessment tool. These materials help the industry prepare for the GDPR. Also, as a member of the HFTP GDPR HDPO Task Force, Daniel helped architect hotel guest data flow charts. This set of flowcharts illustrate data flow scenarios, involving parties providing hospitality services, steps of the guest journey and more.

The webinars are scheduled for two sessions daily on April fourth, seventeenth and eighteenth, with times for both Eastern Standard Time and Central European Time. You can access specific times and register for webinars by going to All webinars will have a question and answer session at the end to help clarify any of the material covered. No two webinar sessions will be identical, so feel free to sign up for multiple sessions.

Find out how GDPR will impact your organization before the upcoming May deadline by registering for a free webinar.

Drawing on decades of experience, VENZA can help organizations mitigate their data security vulnerabilities and ensure compliance, keeping guests and their data safe from breaches. By delivering a security solution for readiness, reassurance and response, VENZA offers 360-degree visibility for proactive management of risks—so users can focus on guest service and building trust in their brand. Better visibility means better defense. Know the risks, protect the enterprise with VENZA.

More than 10,000 organizations in 100+ countries look to VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008, VENZA is a privately held company, headquartered in Roswell, GA. For more information, please call 770.685.6500 or visit

About GDPR Essentials™
Powered by VENZA and facilitated by our approved coaches, GDPR Essentials™ informs your GDPR task force and aligns them to the tools and documents they need for compliance.

Coaching Clinics cover vital topics, both legal and technical. Conducted over multiple sessions, each Clinic affords participants practical, hands-on guidance from a GDPR expert.

Small-group formats foster peer-to-peer sharing and serve as a cost-effective solution for organizations adverse to expensive, one-on-one consulting fees.

Topics include:
• Revising legal agreements (i.e. MSAs, SLAs)
• Revising data processing agreements
• Data mapping and risk identification
• The mechanics of consent management
• Designating a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
• And many more…
Post-Clinic, custom Field Guides serve as practical and invaluable DIY resources.

Documentation Platform
A repository of indispensable documents and templates such as:
• Checklists and Tools
• Documents
• Policies
DIY! — Users can customize the documents.

Program Coordination
Successfully addressing the GDPR’s legal, technical, and operational requirements demands organisational coordination. The VENZA Customer Success Team helps with schedules, reminders, and communications.