Lunch 'n' Learn: Changes to the Data Protection Act Oct 11 2017 11:45 - 14:00


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The GDPR, coming into action on 25 May 2018, will replace the old Data Protection Directive of 1998, and updates it to keep pace with the changing data protection landscape of the modern online world, protecting the privacy and security of all the data collected by organisations, large and small, across the European Union.
As individuals, we're expected to hand over personal data as part of some sort of online transaction. We do it when we book a flight online, access our bank accounts, or keep in touch with our social circles. We accept this as part of living in the modern world. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't be concerned about what happens to that data once it's been handed over.
The GDPR is designed to allow more transparency and control to know what personal data is stored by third parties, and what measures are in place to prevent a breach of privacy.
If you're managing a business, you might be worrying about the cost of this latest layer of red tape. The GDPR is intended to simplify the regulatory environment for businesses, but at the same time make information security top priority.
The principle at the heart of the GDPR is that personal data "can only be gathered legally, under strict conditions, for a legitimate purpose". Failure to comply can lead to substantial financial penalties, so it is something that cannot be ignored.
At this lunch ‘n’ learn we will consider the changes to the law and also look at the changes from an IT perspective: what stays the same, what changes and what impact this has on you and your business.
Mackinnons will give their top 5 tips for getting started, by considering your own data management, the resource implications and possible methods for reviewing your business process and management of compliance.
Clark Integrated Technologies will look at the implications from an IT perspective, looking at security measures that need to be in place and how the change in regulation can provide a positive effect on how you deal with your clients.
Preparation is key and the advice is to start that preparation now!

If you would like to attend a full day training programme on GDPR then please see our current training courses, click here



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