Wednesday September 19, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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Dennis Mellon
Arrangements Chair
American Society of Quality 

  George Marcel

George Marcel
Program Chair
ASQ Silicon Valley - Section 0613


American Society of Quality Dinner Forum 

Speaker Topic:  California Privacy Act and GDPR – An Overview 

The GDPR or General Data Privacy Regulations were implemented on May 25th of 2018. The law is organized in to 99 provisions and support by 173 recitals or explanations of the provisions. We will be discussing the content of the provisions and how they apply to business in America with and without employees in the EU.

In June of this year California passed a new Consumer Privacy Act that will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The new California law and the GDPR share some general features and there is some overlap but the similarities end there. The law is still not complete as some portions require the attorney general to write specific regulations for several provisions of the law.

The topics to be covered include:

  • Why the new law?
  • What does it cover?
  • What is GDPR and its affects on a business?
  • How does Consumer Privacy Act differ from the GDPR?
This will be a very interactive presentation with adequate time for questions and opportunities for participants to share their experiences and challenges.

Shawn C. Wilde
IT Director, Natera



                                                       Meeting agenda:

  • 5:00 - 5:30 - Check In & Registration
  • 5:30 - 6:10 - Networking
  • 6:15 - 6:55 - Dinner
  • 6:55 - 7:10 - Section Business: Section Chair
  • 7:10 - 8:25 - Presentation  
  • 8:25 - 8:30 - Door Prize drawing

Registration Scheme 

               Early Reg Date - Sept 12; Adv Reg Date - Sept 17, Late Reg Date - After Sept 17

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be available unless
you notify us by midnight Monday before the meeting.

The ASQ Silicon Valley Leadership Team welcomes you all at our dinner meeting!

Douglas has many years of experience as a consultant, manager, and engineer in the computer and software industries . In addition to teaching, he provides organizational assessments, strategic quality planning, and test planning services. His recent technical work has focused on equivalence class analysis, test oracles, and advanced test automation architectures. He is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide, holds credentials for teaching Computer Science at the college level, and has taught management, technical, and quality assurance related university classes for several Universities on both coasts. He has been very active in the Section's activities; teaching classes, leading the Software TAG (SSQA), and he holds the distinction of being ASQ's SV Section Chair twice. He is also a founder, Lead instructor, and Past President of the Association for Software Testing (AST), an international professional society.