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GDPR One Year On – Key Developments in Data Protection for Employers

GDPR One Year On – Key Developments in Data Protection for Employers

The General Data Protection Regulation was implemented throughout the EU by way of domestic legislation by 25th May last year. In Northern Ireland, the new Data Protection Act highlights how the GDPR is to be implemented in this jurisdiction. The Act has some differences from the Regulation, where permissible, but, in effect, the GDPR and the 2018 Act have to be read together.  The ICO and UK Government have made it clear that, regardless of Brexit, it is the intention that GDPR should continue to apply.

The headlines point to fines of €20m euros for data breaches, although costs could actually be much higher. There was officially no lead-in time for the GDPR after 25th May last year. However, the Information Commissioner indicated her desire to focus on compliance, rather than enforcement, in the first year. We’ve largely been in a ‘phoney war’ of data protection compliance – we expect enforcement and fines to now follow. You really don’t want it to be your organisation that pays the price.

This event is designed specifically employers who recognise data protection to be a major risk – but also a major opportunity. And we’ll provide you with checklists, ideas, priorities and recommended action points to help protect you after attending this event

Be in a better position that when you started – you will have template documents; you will have heard from leading data protection experts; you will know what must be reported

Why is this event important for YOU?

All organisations will have to comply with the new data protection laws or face massive fines, negative publicity and legal action that could potentially close the organisation down. Employers hold a huge amount of personal data and interact with many other organisations that also hold employee data.

  • What are the key issues in the first year of the new data protection era? Our survey sets out the main developments, risks and opportunities.
  • What are the key steps to GDPR compliance?
  • Few areas are cause more frustration than Data Subject Access Requests – we focus on four key areas that can lead to practical difficulties, major blockages and higher risks to employers
  • Most organisations outsource some employee data – we analyse the practical implications of the GDPR for outsourcing
  • We set out the law on Compulsory Breach Notifications and Damage Limitation – and how to distinguish situations where no notification to the ICO might be required.
  • Finally, we consider simple, cost-effective ways that you can minimise the risks of a data breach in your organisation by training all employees about data security

After attending you will:

Be in a better position that when you started – you will have many template documents; you will have heard from leading data protection experts; you will know what must be reported and what need not; you will have many ideas on how to make your organisation much safer and data-protection compliant; and you will have received many suggestions on how the GDPR can be an opportunity, as well as a threat. 

More value from this event

You will spend the day on deep analysis and practical exercises designed to help ensure you know what you have to do and how you have to do it now that the GDPR has been implemented and the ‘phoney war’ is over.

Each of the sessions will have a short presentation and an exercise and/or template for every attendee to work through to reinforce learning. There will be ample time for Q&A, including a panel discussion.

Course overview/outline programme

  • Overview of the GDPR and DPA
  • The GDPR Survey – Key Learning from GDPR Implementation
  • Compulsory Documentation and Accountability
  • Data Subject Rights and SARs
  • Outsourcing and Controller/Processor Agreements
  • Compulsory Breach Notifications and Damage Limitation
  • Micro-Cyber Security - how each individual can make their organisation data safer

Who is it for?
This event is aimed at employers and HR professionals who wish their organisation to be GDPR-compliant and who wish to do all they can to ensure that data protection is prioritised in future – thereby minimising the risk of a data breach. 

When and Where?
9:30am - 4:30pm on Thursday 30th May 2019
Hilton Hotel, Belfast

Price...
Early Bird Rate: £445+VAT (deadline Friday 5th April 2019)
Standard Rate: £495+VAT

Charity/Small Company Early Bird Rate: £395+VAT (deadline Friday 5th April 2019)
Charity/Small Company Rate: £445+VAT

Save an additional £20 when you book and pay online

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Event details

Duration

9:20am - 4:30pm

Date

30 May 2019

Location

Hilton Hotel, Belfast

Price

Early Bird Rate: £445+VAT (deadline Friday 5th April 2019)
Standard Rate: £495+VAT

Charity/Small Company Early Bird Rate: £395+VAT (deadline Friday 5th April 2019)
Charity/Small Company Rate: £445+VAT

Save an additional £20 when you book and pay online