GDPR Planning

GDPR represents a real step change in data protection practice and comes into effect on 25th May 2018. Compliance with the GDPR is a major challenge for any organisation. It’s a complex piece of legislation which affects all aspects of personal data processing from initial collection or acquisition, through its use within the organisation or sharing with other organisations through to eventual deletion or destruction. Awareness of the various requirements and their potential application within the business is important for any organisation but, without adequate knowledge, it can be difficult to understand the full implications of achieving and maintaining compliance. The GDPR enhances the existing rights of data subjects and introduces new rights such as the “right to be forgotten” whilst also imposing significant penalties in relation to non-compliance with its provisions.

Regency IT Consulting, in conjunction with the Bristol Management Centre, has developed the Looking to the Future in Data Protection – The EU General Data Protection Regulation course, as a basic introduction to the relevant parts of the GDPR.

This intensive half day awareness course is designed to enable delegates to learn about the provisions of the new legislation and how it differs from the existing regulatory framework. The course looks at the legality of processing, including seeking the data subjects’ consent where necessary, and at the obligations of data controllers and processors such as providing information to individuals concerning the data held about them and maintaining adequate records of all processing activities. The rights of data subjects are also considered, together with their practical implications for data controllers. Sharing and transferring personal data, both within the EU and beyond its borders, is a regular activity for many organisations and the more stringent rules in this area are discussed. Ensuring that personal data is properly managed and protected from loss or damage, and the potential consequences in financial and other terms of failing to do so, are also covered.

The aim is for delegates to leave with an understanding of the GDPR and the potential impacts on their business as well as a clear sense as to how to move towards and maintain compliance.