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GDPR - The Essential Update

New Half-day course  |  3 CPD hours

£ 269 +VAT per person

£269 +VAT
per person

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GDPR - The Essential Update

Half-day course

Course prices:

Classroom: £269 +VAT per person

Course overview

Since the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 became enforceable in May 2018, the Information Commissioner’s Office and other EU regulators have issued significant amounts of guidance, enforcement notices and fines.  Understanding how the GDPR has been enforced so far will help organisations to understand the future direction of enforcement policy and identify the key focus areas in coming months and years.

This half-day course will provide an essential update for anyone responsible for data protection compliance within their organisation.  Attendance will also help organisations to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to compliance with data protection laws that the ICO now demands.

During this practical and comprehensive course, our expert presenter will carefully explain...

  • The background and reasons for recent enforcement actions
  • The key messages coming from the ICO, the European Data Protection Board and other EU regulators
  • The key compliance areas that organisations should be focused on

What will you learn?

  • What is the meaning of Accountability?
  • Why is the ICO so focussed on the Accountability principle?
  • What have been the key messages from the ICO since May 2018?
  • Which areas of compliance should organisations be focussed on?
  • What enforcement action have we seen across the EU?
  • What are the key lessons from the recent fines levied against Google, British Airways and Marriott Hotels?
  • What trends are we seeing in EU enforcement actions?
  • What lessons can we learn from other recent fines across the EU?
  • What guidance has the ICO issued since May 2018?
  • What areas of compliance is the European Data Protection Board focussed on?
  • Why are the ICO and other data protection authorities targeting advertising technology (adTech)?
  • What are the new rules on ‘cookies’?
  • Why should organisations review their privacy policy in light of the recent fine against Google?
  • How should companies approach digital marketing in a GDPR world?
  • Why was an organisation fined for shortcomings in its approach to conducting a Data Protection Impact Assessment?
  • What is the impact of the recent decision by the Polish data protection authority on organisations who collect personal data from third party sources?
  • What are the potential impacts of Brexit on data transfers between the UK and  the EU?
  • What practical impact has the GDPR had on organisations across the EU and within the UK?

Who should attend?

This course will benefit the following people…

  • Those performing the role of a DPO or Data Protection lead/co-ordinator
  • People who already have an understanding of GDPR and need to be updated on the new guidance and legal context
  • Anyone with responsibility for compliance or information and privacy matters
  • Anyone with a responsibility for managing data or advising on data protection issues

Extra benefits

  • course pack containing the information presented on the day
  • certificate of attendance

Course presenters

  • Peter Blenkinsopp

    Peter is a highly qualified privacy professional with a background in law, technology and business.  He has helped many organisations across the globe to successfully deliver business change within heavily regulated environments.  He runs his own consultancy practice specialising in helping companies achieve data privacy compliance. He holds an LL.B and LL.M along with professional certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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