There are only 3 months remaining until the General Data protection regulation (GDPR) takes effect (the 25th May 2018).
GDPR represents a seismic shift in the way businesses need to approach the protection of customer, supplier and employee information.
The underlying aim of the GDPR is to give control back to citizens over their personal data and to both simplify and unify the regulatory environment within the EU, and this applies to the UK irrespective of Brexit.
There will be harsh penalties for failing to comply with the new requirements and as Directors you should be mindful of potential accountability issues.
There are departments such as HR, IT and marketing that process potentially large volumes of personal information. We will outline the key considerations for these functions, and how the introduction of GDPR could radically change the way businesses on-board new customers and IT partners.
In amongst the challenges there will be opportunities for those businesses wishing to embrace new operating models, whilst at the same time combatting the ever increasing cyber threat.
The issue of proportionality will also be discussed, and how a small local businesses approach may differ to that of an international enterprise.
Join IoD Suffolk and ICAEW East Anglia for this informative event where two GDPR specialists provide a series of practical steps to help your business on a path towards compliance, as well as debunking some misplaced GDPR beliefs.This event is now fully booked, if you would like your details added to our waiting list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Miller, ProcessFlows
Ben works for ProcessFlows | Konica Minolta as an information management professional with an avid interest in strategic business development, and the role technology will play, in the workplace and society of tomorrow.
Ben is a certified GDPR practioner and also sits on the regional leadership team of the IoD representing ICT, Tech and Digital Creative industries.
Working alongside the Careers and Enterprise Company, Ben supports local colleges to ensure students receive meaningful work experience and guidance to ensure future proofing for our next generation.
Robert Masson, DPO Centre Ltd.
Robert is CEO of The DPO Centre Ltd, a nationwide specialist GDPR compliance consultancy and provider of outsourced Data Protection Officers. Robert is a veteran entrepreneur and thought leader who has been involved in delivering solutions and services to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies, and advised a broad range of organisations on the most effective strategies to meet their goals.
Robert is an expert adviser on compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Through his leadership of the DPO Centre he assists organisations of all sizes to identify how this significant new legislation will affect them, the steps they need to take to comply, and how when implemented well, compliance builds trust, engagement and confidence.
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