Due to the popularity of our first GDPR based Breakfast Networking event in July we thought it necessary to hold another workshop, this time focussing on HR. An employment-based case study will provide a hands-on view at how to successfully prepare for the GDPR. Katie Harris-Wright from Birketts will be leading this seminar.

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force replacing the UK’s existing data protection laws.  It may seem some way off but complying with the new law will require a full review of existing data protection policies and procedures and is likely to require the introduction of new measures across your organisation.

A failure to properly comply with the new law could result in a fine of up to €20 million, so the stakes are high and this part of European legislation will be implemented in the UK, despite Brexit.

This workshop will focus on the changes that will be introduced by the GDPR, how they will affect employment data and practices and the steps Human Resources teams should take to ensure both their teams and their organisations are prepared for the GDPR.

Using an employment-based case study, Katie will examine the key differences between the current and future data protection regimes and explain why it is important to take steps now to ensure you are GDPR ready.


08:00am        Registration and networking over coffee and bacon rolls

08:30am:       Speaker: Katie Harris-Wright, Birketts

09:30am        Further networking and a chance to follow up with the speaker

10:00am        Event closes

PLEASE NOTE: You may also be interested in a new course that the Learning Collaboration are running with Birketts on GDPR on 30th November. Please contact sarah.gleadell@cambridgenetwork.co.uk for further details.


To attend

Any Cambridge Network member may attend, with the focus of the meeting being on members with under 50 staff. There is a small charge of £15+VAT for members to attend. Please register by clicking on ‘Book Now’. Please log in first using the link at the top of this website where you should be recognised as a current member.


Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join for £50+VAT and come along to many other networking events for free and breakfast events at the member rate. If you wish to attend this event as a non-member, you will need to register as a user here to be able to complete the registration process.


The Series

If you would like to speak at a future breakfast meeting, please send details of your proposed topic to Louise Rushworth or Sara Baxter for consideration. If there is a topic that you would like to learn more about at one of these sessions, please also get in touch with your suggestion.

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