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 If you were with us at TechEd09 in Phoenix, you may have participated in an ASUG-sponsored session where customer concerns surrounding data protection and data privacy were discussed at length. Since then, I have been hoping to continue the dialogue between SAP and the installed customers on these subjects. I am very pleased to be able to announce a web cast on several related topics surrounding the sharing of sensitive data when SAP support personnel are accessing your SAP landscape and the applicable regulations.

On Thursday, April 22, the SAP Technology Portfolio Customer Call Series, a collaborative effort between ASUG and the SAP Technology group, will hold a web cast called Data protection/privacy & security@SAP. The topics will include protection of personal identifying information (PII) and the regulations in Europe and the US concerning such data; an overview of SAP’s security organization and SAP’s efforts in Information Security; and security at SAP Support, including how SAP ensures compliant processing of customer information.

Phew – what an agenda! I’m exhausted just reading it again, but I am also very excited about the opportunity to delve into these subjects in an extended, 2 hour web cast. The scheduled speakers include Michael Morgenthaler, CISM, Deputy Data Protection Officer of SAP AG; Hans J. Ulmer, CISM, from SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf; and Michael Wiedemann, Chief Security Officer and VP for Global Service and Support at SAP AG.

A tip of the hat to Peter McNulty and Denim Pennington for coordinating the logistics for this event. Thanks for helping me arrange what should be a very informative, in depth session.

Please plan to join us on April 22 for this 2 hour event. I am looking forward to an information packed session which should be valuable to anyone concerned with security and compliance.

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  1. Martin English
    Hi Gretchen,
      Will a Recording be available ?  It’s the usual practice with SAP Technology Portfolio calls, but I thought the duration may make a difference (they’re usually only about 60 minutes). 

    PS I was planning to listen live till I realised the time – insert my usual whinge about 8AM pacific being 1AM in Sydney 🙂

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    1. Gretchen Lindquist Post author
      Martin,
      Yes, the slide deck and recording will be posted here:
      http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/asug-customer-calls

      It was a very informative session, and I can’t do it justice to try to sum up a 2 hour web cast in a few words, so I do encourage you and anyone else who missed it to review the posted material.

      I would like to bring one observation to everyone’s attention: the Information Classification Concept mentioned in the presentation is still an internal initiative, and according to the speakers, there is not yet any documention about it posted to SDN. Customers interested in learning more about this initiative should please comment here or on my blog on ASUG.com.  I anticipate arranging a follow up session if there is sufficient interest.

      Gretchen

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