Scottish Business Resilience Centre to Host GDPR Workshop

GDPR Workshop -SBRC

Scotland’s businesses are invited to attend an interactive workshop to help them understand the complexities of strict new data protection legislation.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May is likely to be an important consideration for organisations across the country. The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), in partnership with BTO solicitors, is to hold a day long interactive workshop to help business leaders identify the steps they can take to ensure they comply with the new law.

When GDPR comes into force on 25 of May certain data breaches will have to be reported to the ICO and can lead to significant fines – either a maximum of €20 million or 4% of global turnover. Experts are also warning that it could also lead to a rise in the number of people making compensation claims for breaches of the GDPR.

The SBRC workshop will help address this by providing support in such key areas as Privacy Notices, Subject Access Requests, Recording Data Processing and Data Breaches.

‘Demystifying the GDPR – What Organisations Need to Do’

This workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at the Sheraton Hotel in Edinburgh and will be led by Laura Irvine, a Solicitor Advocate and regulatory lawyer with expertise in data protection, privacy and information law.

Irvine said: “GDPR is something every business in the country should have at the top of their priority list but not many actually understand it and some don’t even know about it. It is only a few months until the new law will begin to be enforced in the UK and so this workshop is a great way for organisations to find out what is required and a forum to discuss exactly what is required in their sector.”

“We will not simply be talking about the GDPR in general terms but we will talk about real life examples and attendees will be provided with practical ‘takeaways’ to assist them to comply. Many think that GDPR is a concern only for big businesses. But all firms, from independent hairdressers to car garages, hold data and therefore need to think about what they need to do.”

Mandy Haeburn-Little, Chief Executive Officer at SBRC, said: “Businesses across Scotland need to be aware about the implications of GDPR, so we’re thrilled to be able to put on this event. The new legislation is not something to be ignored – yet many organisations don’t understand it so we’re keen to address this. The workshop provides a step-by-step guide to the changes and will help ensure businesses comply with the strict guidelines.”

You can find out more and book a place online.

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