Understanding GDPR, Data Use & Cyber Security for Businesses – THETFORD

Alongside Barclays, we are running three FREE workshops for SMEs for a 101 to Digital Media, designed to take out the dread of looking at and considering how to manage their Digital Media and Digital Media Strategy.

These events will take place across Suffolk and Norfolk, Ipswich, Thetford and Fakenham. These events will run to the same times for all events, 9am to 12:45pm. Registration will be 9-9:30am, with a prompt start at 9:30am.

Why should I go to this event?

If you store and/or process personal data and do not know where to start with GDPR compliance should be looking to attend this event. We will provide a brief overview of the GDPR for SME businesses. This is a great opportunity to get your GDPR compliance journey up and running. For example did you know:-

  • that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on the 25th May 2018?
  • that this will apply to over 99% of businesses and charities in the UK?
  • how this applies to you and your business?
  • what you should and shouldn’t be doing regarding peoples data and it’s storage?

If the answer is no to the above, then our half day workshop will be ideal to get up to speed with the key facts and issues. We can help take out the dread and help you get your head around the basics. At our event you will find out what you need to do if you have employees or you collect any information on customers including, name, address, email, phone number. Being aware and taking sensible precautions now can help reduce the fear of fines substantial fines in the future.

Joe Cooksey, Digital Engagement Manager for Barclays, in this half day event will:

  • Guide you through the GDPR key points
  • Discuss how you can use your data and ensure you adhere to the rules
  • Cyber Security you should consider and be aware of.

What is GDPR and why do we need to comply?

The GDPR has been designed to enable Data Protection to keep up with the ever changing digital landscape we do business in. It is more extensive in scope and application than the current Data Protection Act (DPA). The Regulation extends the data rights of individuals, and requires organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures.

The European Union (EU)’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impose greater regulatory control over EU residents’ personal data and force all global organizations to significantly change the way they handle that data. The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR. UK organisations that process the personal data of EU residents have only a short time to ensure that they are compliant.

How will GDPR impact my business?

This will affect organisations of any size that collect and/or process personal data of EU citizens, this can include names, phone numbers, addresses, IP Addresses, ethnicity, health data to give some examples. GDPR enables individuals to have control over their own personal data. This has been processed further to the large numbers and increases to data breaches in businesses and organisations.

One of the main changes in the GDPR that organisations must consider across their operations is that the burden of proof to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR rests with the company providing services to the end user ‘the data subject’. Examples of the considerations a business will need to consider under the new GDPR include:

  • They correctly handle employee and HR data
  • Data is collected via the website, sales and CRMs are stored, handled and processed in a compliant manner
  • That security systems and controls are documented and suitable and proportional
  • Processes are in place if a breach occurs
  • Ability to effect the ‘right to be forgotten’.

All information used in this presentation you are registering for relating to GDPR is produced by Braclays for information purposes only and is for the sole use of the attendees at the presentation.

Whilst we feel this topic is beneficial to business owners, the views expressed are not intended to be and should not be viewed as individual advice or as a recommendation. Any views expressed in the presentation are not necessarily those of Barclays and should not be viewed as individual advice or as a recommendation. You should seek independent advice in respect of issues that are of concern to you.

Agenda for the Day

9:00 – 30 mins – Arrival, registration, tea and coffee

9:30 – 10 mins – Welcome, H&S, Intro, Agenda for day (GH & Barclays)

9:40 – 30 mins – GDPR (Barclays)

10:10 – 30 mins – Using Data (Barclays)

10:25 – 15 mins – Break, tea and coffee

11:00 – 45 mins – Cyber Security (Barclays)

11:45 – 15 mins – Funding and Advice opportunities (Growth Hub)

12:00 – 15 mins – Q & A

12:15 – 30 mins – Networking/1:1s/Booking appointments with GH BGA and Barclays

12:45 – CLOSED

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I want to book for more than one person from my company?

Due to the popularity of these events we are only able to allow one person per company to attend. however, please email sue.simmons@newanglia.co.uk, if you wish a colleague to attend as well and if we have cancellations we will notify you immediately in first come, first served basis to offer another ticket.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Unfortunately parking at the Maltings is restricted and therefore we are unable to offer parking onsite uneless you have a special mobility requirement. You can access the Felaw Maltings by public transport, such as buses and trains. The nearest bus stop is on Vernon Street and the trainstation is 10 minutes walk.

For this event paid for parking can be found at nearby public car parks, please see the below suggested locations, we can not refund any parking charges incurred but the course is completely free as are all refreshments at the event:

  • Burrell Rd Car Park, Ipswich IP2 8AD
  • St Peters Dock Car Park, Ipswich IP1 1XG
  • Cardinal Park, Grafton Way, Suffolk IP1 1AX

There are some parking on the street infront of the building but these are limited and can be restrictive in time. So please ensure you check on the signage if you try to use these locations. We cannot be held responsible for any parking charges incurred from the overunning of the course, or parking outside of the permitted areas or zones. Please also do not park infront of any dropped curbs as this will potentially lead to a fine.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email sue.simmons@newanglia.co.uk if you have any questions or queries.

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