Major EU Data Protection Regulations Event Is Coming To Adastral Park 2 December 1.30pm

Programme

1pm Doors Open, Refreshments
1.30pm Event Begins
4.30pm Close

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Join leading experts in the East of England to discuss the impacts of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the most significant business legislation change in a generation. When it comes into force on 25th May 2018, GDPR will have a direct impact on almost every company, across all sizes, sectors and industries.

Event Location

John Bray Lecture, Adastral Park

Friday 2nd December 2016

1.30pm - 4.30pm (doors open at 1pm for refreshments and networking)

Car parking is available

This is a FREE event, but because Adastral Park is a secure site attendance is by REGISTRATION only. Please click here to Register

Event Information

Applied Risk Management has teamed up with Innovation Martlesham, BT and the British Standards Institution (BSI) to host an informative afternoon event giving essential practical advice to businesses in the East of England on the General Data Regulation (GDPR).  Scheduled to be implemented in May 2018, GDPR has been described as the most significant business legislation change in a generation and the biggest data protection reform in 20 years.

Hosted in the John Bray Lecture Theatre at Adastral Park in Ipswich, the event will detail how businesses can effectively manage the processes involved in becoming and remaining compliant with the pending legislation, avoiding fines and improving the overall internal processes for managing customer and other sensitive data.

The event will see guest speakers from Applied Risk Management, BT, BSI alongside representatives from Birketts Solicitors and Wheatley Solutions.  Visitor information stands will be set up by Applied Risk Management, BSI, Birketts Solicitors and Innovation Martlesham for one-to-one expert breakout sessions, ideal for technical and detailed follow-up questions and networking.

Who should attend?

GDPR will have a direct impact on companies, charities, local authorities, government departments of all sizes, sectors and industries throughout the UK. Any company that holds customer, patient and sensitive data, both digitally and physically, including full databases of contact names, addresses and personal information, through to simply holding a customer’s email address for business use, will need to comply with the new legislation. The right to be forgotten is an important and sometimes challenging requirement.

Event hosts and guest speakers Event highlights and key topics
      • Background into the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – what businesses need to know, key dates and contacts
      • Gain an understanding of how GDPR will impact your business and the likely legal implications of non-compliance
      • Learn the key definitions and what is determined as data, as well as the responsibilities for data controllers and data processors
      • Protect your business by implementing internationally recognised risk-based management systems and procedures
      • Find out how other local businesses large and small are preparing for the legislation changes
      • Learn how multinational companies such as BT, are preparing for GDPR using an innovative and technical approach
      • Discover best practice and practical advice that can be implemented in your business
      • Take part in a Q&A session
      • Visit information stands for one-on-one expert breakout sessions with Applied Risk Management, BSI, Birketts, Wheatley, BT and Innovation Martlesham
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) background information: In May  2018, new legislation for managing data is due to be implemented by the EU and backed by the UK Government. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect almost every company or organisation, across all sizes, sectors and industries. Any company that holds customer or sensitive data, including full databases of contact names, addresses and personal information, through to simply holding a customer’s email address for business use needs to comply with the new legislation. GDPR will regulate the way companies manage, process and store personal and company data and the free movement of such data globally. Companies that don’t abide by the new rules by the deadline could incur potentially substantial fines. It is widely accepted that the UK Government will continue to adopt the General Data Protection Regulation, despite the Brexit vote by the UK in June 2016. Companies trading within the EU, and subsequently managing and storing data across borders, will be expected to be compliant with agreed standards of the Data Protection Directive.      

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