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The GDPR is Coming …is Your Business Ready?

Date: 14 December 2017
Time: 4.00pm -6.00pm
Location: Stable 6, Stable Road, Colchester CO2 7GL

Currently the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998 but this will be replaced by new legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on 25 May 2018.

UK businesses are now facing a challenge to align their processes with the new regulations and to manage the inherent risks of non-compliance such as reputational damage and fines of up to €20 million (or 4% of worldwide turnover).

The GDPR will have wide-ranging impact on a number of areas of your business including contracts with your staff, contracts with your suppliers, with people to whom you supply goods or services, as well as your IT systems and direct marketing activity. So, what should you do? You should consider what your obligations are going to be under the GDPR, document the information you hold, check your internal procedures cover the rights of individuals, consider how you will obtain and record consent and familiarise yourself with the ICO’s Privacy Impact Assessments. The ICO has a basic 12 step guide to the GDPR on their website here which can be used as starting point.

Richard Porter, who leads TSP’s Employment Team, will host a round–table workshop on the GDPR. This workshop will focus on the impact of the GDPR on HR practices and procedures. In particular HR teams will need to consider why they need to collect and keep certain data and how they are processing it. Consent to process must be freely given and the ability to withdraw consent easy. This will not only affect Employee data but, for example, job application procedures.

Numbers will be limited to 10 -15 so that a good discussion on the subject can take place. Early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. This is a free to attend workshop.

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