CK Bruce: (CEO, Innovare Learning Ltd) CISA, CRISC, CISM, CGEIT, Prince2, ISO 27001 LI & LA IT Governance & Information\Cyber Security Consultant, IT Auditor, IT Project Manager, Trainer C.K Bruce has over 20 years’ experience in IT. His professional experiences are in Information Security Management, ISO 27001 Implementation, IT Auditing, Governance and IT Project Management. He is also a lead trainer in areas of IT risk, Information security, IT audit and IT governance. He has an extensive track record of having trained and/or mentored over 400 technology assurance professionals over the years. He is the past president of the ISACA Accra chapter and was the ISACA Africa Lead, responsible for business development. He was also a member of key government committees such as the Government Interoperability Framework Development and Ghana e-Government Policy Framework. CK serves on a number of corporate boards in Ghana, namely Heritage Bank, Interpay Ghana, NDL Ltd and Innovare Ghana. TOPIC: Implementing ISO 27001: Towards Complying with Data Protection Requirements SYNOPSIS: In the present technological landscape, regulations are needed to mitigate the dangerous and costly consequences that often come with online data collection. As companies prepare to bring their systems into compliance, best–practice standards are becoming increasingly popular. Supervisory authorities and regulators have highlighted ISO 27001, the international standard that describes best practice for an Information Security Management System (ISMS), to provide assurance that the necessary technical and organisational requirements to prevent a data breach are in place. Implementing an ISO 27001- compliant ISMS is not only information security best practice but is also integral to demonstrating data protection compliance.