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What you need to know and how to prepare;

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation that provides a single, harmonised data privacy law for the European Union. The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable from 25 May 2018 in all Member States. The GDPR will affect every organisation that processes EU residents' personally identifiable information (PII).

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) also imposes obligations on companies to not only document and safeguard information on identifiable living persons but companies must also be able to evidence compliance.

With the increasing risk of data breaches and cyber-attacks, the GDPR aims to prevent the loss of personal data by improving data security for all individuals living in EU member states.

All organisations have until May 2018 to comply with the new law, or potentially face fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20 million.

What this course provides:

This is a comprehensive one-day course which will provide attendees with a clear understanding of the new law and the practical expectations required from companies and staff who process personal data under the new EU GDPR.

The course will assist attendees in understanding how to prepare their organisation for the changes and how to facilitate, accommodate and implement the new requirements before their enforcement in May 2018. It will also show how to embed the concept of best practice within a day to day behaviours and how to communicate that to others.

The course will explain the new rules regarding the legal basis for processing, consent, privacy notices, control of personal data, mandatory breach reporting, complaints and penalties as well as practical guidance on what organisations can do to remain compliant

What Will You Learn?

The scope of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Key definitions;

    Processing, consent, legitimate business interests, data profiling, What is meant by 'profiling' and how is it restricted?
    How does the GDPR define data controllers, data processors and data subjects?
    What are the new obligations of the Data Controller, Joint Controller(s) and Representatives?

  • Data Subjects' Rights,
  • DPO obligations
  • Anonymization and Pseudonymisation
  • Data Breach Notification
  • Privacy by Design and Privacy by Default
  • Codes of Conduct and Certification
  • International data transfers
  • Infringements and penalties
  • What does the Regulation say about transferring data internationally?
  • If your organisation operates in more than one country, to which
  • Supervisory Authority, should you typically report?
  • Why do you need to know and state your legal basis for processing data
  • How must 'consent' be obtained under the new rules?
  • What will need to be included in a Privacy Notice?
  • How can you demonstrate you are processing data fairly?
  • When and how should pseudonymisation be used?
  • What are the new rules regarding the personal data of children?
  • What is data portability?
  • What rights do people have to see, change or restrict the use of information held about them?
  • What are the new rights to prevent direct marketing or automatic decision-making?
  • What is the right to be forgotten and how is it enforced?
  • What are the new notification rules in the event of a data breach?
  • When must you undertake Data Protection Impact Assessment?
  • Does GDPR make the appointment of a Data Protection Officer compulsory?
  • How can an individual make a complaint about the use of their data and what remedies are available?
  • How must an organisation respond to complaints?
  • What are the new financial penalties that can be imposed in the event of a breach or complaint?
  • What steps and milestones need to be included in your action plan so that you are ready when the new Regulation comes into force?

Up-to-date content: Our course material has been developed by our specialist team. You can be sure you're getting the most up-to-date content and relevant real-life examples.

Experienced instructors:

Our instructors have many years legal and privacy experience. This experience is used to enrich the course material and provide real-life examples to assist your learning.

Course content is highly accessible for attendees. It emphasises real-world, practical examples to reinforce key points. An interactive approach ensures every organisation's data protection queries are addressed regarding the new regulation.

A Seminar Pack containing the information is presented on the day that will teach you everything you need to know and position you to provide and implement the changes that will be required and ensure compliance under the new regulation.

An Action Plan setting out the key points to consider that you can take away and complete for your organisation.

A Certificate of Attendance

If for any reason you need to cancel your place on the course, please ensure you are aware of our cancellation policy.

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