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Author: Serge Garazi, PMP

Dear Colleagues,

Hope you are doing well. Work here, at Department Operations, continues at full speed.

3 short topics in this paper:

The first topic is GDPR, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which becomes active on 25 May. Although Switzerland does not belong to the EU, PMI Switzerland is affected and has to adapt. Next to the need to sign additional agreements with PMI in the US and with PMI Office, PMI Switzerland has taken some further measures to be compliant. Some of these measures will be visible to all, such as the removal of the Member list from the website, the posting of a Privacy Policy and Terms of use for the website, the need to ensure affirmative opt-in when subscribing, resp. the possibility to opt-out in the chapter communications, among others.

Second, you may have noticed a redesign of the Events Page of the website at . It now displays pictures rather than a mere list of events. If you haven’t done so, you may want to visit. Remember to login as a member, in order to benefit from the Member’s discount. Thanks to Phil Soupart and Carlos of the Technology Team for that. And… remember that you have the possibility to be the first to know of upcoming events: just subscribe to the Email push lists of your region at the bottom of the same Events Page!

Last, but not least, the Job Opportunity List will be rolled out soon, as an additional service to our chapter members who are looking for new opportunities. Keep posted.

Thanks to the PMO Team and to the Technology Team for their work.

Wish you a happy and successful spring!


Kind regards

Serge Garazi

VP Operations, GDPR Lead

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