March 29, 2018

6:00 PM - Birmingham

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and is the biggest change in data protection since the Data Protection Act 1998. Research findings that only a quarter of data on marketing databases meets GDPR requirements clearly indicates many organisations still need to take action to comply with the updated legislation. The GDPR will fundamentally change the way organisations are allowed to market to customers, how they can collect and store data and how they can communicate both internally and externally.

The purpose of this briefing seminar is to provide an insight into what GDPR is, the key changes coming into force and the impact on organisations and individuals, along with a legal update on other legislation, including employment law. This seminar will look at defining data privacy, understanding the key concepts, the development of data privacy rules and the principle changes to be introduced by the GDPR. From this baseline, implications of GDPR for data subjects, data processors and data controllers and of potential Data Security breaches will be explained. Coverage of what processes need to be in place and what practical actions need to be taken to ensure privacy compliance. Opportunities arising from compliant data management practices and how to benefit from them.

Delegates will learn the following: -
• What the GDPR legislation covers, the key areas of change and why you cannot afford to ignore it
• The implications for you and your business / organisation
• The implications for digital communications
• Understanding the risks of complacency and non-compliance
• Guidance on practical steps to get GDPR ready
• Opportunities presented by GDPR

This event offers insight into a vital topic for organisations, and especially for marketing/sales teams.
There will be opportunities for questions to speakers and for networking before and after the seminar. With the GDPR deadline fast approaching these GDPR/legal update seminars have been very popular and full, so book early to avoid disappointment.


This seminar is led by Mark Surguy, a Partner in national law firm Weightmans LLP. Drawing on 30 years’ experience in private legal practice advising on all aspects of commercial law and extensive experience gained in multiple sectors and contexts, Mark advises public and private sector organisations on their rights and liabilities. In the information law context, Mark obtains, resists and manages disclosure of large volumes of electronically-stored data, including data subject access requests, fraud investigations and breaches of confidentiality, and is an expert on interrelationships of data privacy law with other facets of commercial law and practice.

Ian Hartley, an Associate at Weightmans LLP, is a solicitor with substantial experience of human resources and industrial relations. Ian previously worked for the EEF and has advised on all aspects of employment law and industrial relations. He has carried out substantial amounts of training, devising and presenting courses and is an experienced Tribunal advocate.

CPD category: Risk and reputation management
Duration: 2.5 hours

Registration and networking is from 18:00; the event starts at 18:30 and finishes at 21:00. If you are a non-EU resident, please contact the Network Support team to make your booking.

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St Philip's Point
47 Cannon Street, Temple Row
B2 5AF
United Kingdom

Sector: Non-specific

Region: Midlands
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Speakers: Mark Surgay Ian Hartley


Regional Events team


+44 (0)1628 427340

This event is free