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GDPR

THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION - ASSESSING THE IMPACT

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The coming into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018 will bring with it increased responsibilities for those individuals and organisations involved in the processing and controlling of personal data. Given the wide-ranging definition of personal data these obligations are extensive.
For employers dealing with employee or client data, breaches of the GDPR can damage brands and businesses, not to mention subject them to fines of up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide annual turnover – whichever is higher. Delegates on this programme will receive an overview of the changes brought about by the GDPR and how it affects individuals and organisations generally. The programme will also examine how organisations can minimise their exposure to liability under the new legislation.

Programme Outline

  • What is personal data?
  • Is it possible for an employer to rely on an employee’s consent in relation to data
    processing?
  • What happens if an employee withdraws consent?
  • What is the right to be forgotten’?
  • Who is responsible for data protection in contracts entered into with suppliers/clients?
  • What responsibility exists for reporting data breaches?
  • It is necessary to appoint a Data Protection Officer to your organisation?
  • What steps can you take to prepare for the implementation of the GDPR?