Introduction to the EU Data Protection Regulation
Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm
Venue: Webinar hosted on the GoToWebinar platform
Cost: £25 per person (includes slide presentation in electronic format)
While the result of the referendum in June this year determined that the UK will leave its membership of the EU, the Government has confirmed that it will nevertheless implement the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation), which comes into force from 25 May 2018.
Although this might seem long time away, the reality is that organisations have less than 18 months to get their houses in order and ready for the Regulation. The Regulation represents the most significant reform of Data Protection law in over 25 years. If organisations do not at least meet the requirements of the existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) now, then the higher standards contained within the Regulation will present an insurmountable compliance challenge when the time comes. Moreover, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the regulator of Data Protection in the UK, will enjoy significantly enhanced enforcement powers, such as the power to issue fines against organisations that do not comply with the Regulation of up to €20m or 4% of their global turnover, whichever is higher.
Daradjeet Jagpal of Information Law Solutions, an independent legal consultancy specialising in delivering advisory, audit and training services to the private, public and third sectors in Data Protection, Access to Information and Direct Marketing laws, will provide participants with an outline of the key changes to be introduced by the Regulation, including:
broader definition of personal data;
higher standard of consent;
right to be “forgotten”;
right to data portability;
changes to the right of access;
requirement to notify data security breaches to the ICO and affected individuals;
the need to appoint data protection officers; and
increased penalties and enforcement powers of the ICO.
The webinar will also consider the practical steps that organisations can start taking now to ready themselves for the Regulation.
No previous Data Protection knowledge is required and the webinar is suitable for anyone who is interested in Data Protection, regardless of their role, level of skill or experience.
The live webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to ask Daradjeet questions in writing using the GoToWebinar questions pane. Questions will be responded to by follow-up e-mail and an electronic copy of the slide presentation will also be made available to participants after the webinar.
The webinar is hosted on the GoToWebinar platform. Participants can attend at their desks via the GoToWebinar desktop app, through their Internet browser software by clicking on the provided web address or on the move by installing the GoToWebinar mobile app on their devices.
Participants are responsible for ensuring that their devices meet the technical requirements to join and view the webinar.
Participants will be issued with an electronic certificate confirming attendance at the webinar for their training records.