GDPR 18 Months on

GDPR came into all our business lives with a massive fanfare, howls of protest, dire warnings of massive fines, and predictions that consent was all. But, 18 months on from that time how has it all turned out in practice? Well, somewhat different.

There is no doubt that the ICO has been very active: it has certainly increased its enforcement activities, it has issued loads of guidance and it has been consulting on more. Some businesses have invested lots of time and money, but on the other hand, other businesses have pretty much ignored the issue possibly hoping it will go away or won’t come knocking on their doors.

So, what do SMEs actually need to do? Well, at least something as it’s a legal requirement. However, that requirement should be met in a manner proportionate to the data protection risk facing that business, which can vary enormously. So the starting point is gaining an understanding of the scale of that risk. From there it becomes easier to develop practical procedures to meet your compliance responsibilities.

Join HHBA members Haines Watts,  Machins Solicitors  and their guest speakers, Jonathan Lane and Sarah Liddiard.  The pair will help you consider that risk, test your compliance requirements and then just how much more your business might need to do. They will take you through the key compliance issues and help you think about your key next steps.

UPDATE: PLEASE NOTE REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 7:30 not 8:30 as previously published

The event will take place at the Holiday Inn in Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday 27th November from 7.30 am to 9.30 am, please register via the EventBrite Link

 

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