Northumberland Meeting – New Data Protection Act (GDPR) – What Your Business MUST do!

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 25/01/2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
The Annapurna Cafe at the Light Well Being Centre

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As we move into the New Year everyone should know about the new Data Protection Act. In May 2018, the Data Protection Act (DPA) will be replaced by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a framework with greater scope and much tougher punishments for those who fail to comply with new rules around the storage and handling of personal data.

The ease and sophistication of data collection now means that thousands of Sole Traders and SMEs not only collect personal details, but store, move and access them online. Personal data is used in everything from sales to customer relationship management to marketing and you must be able to demonstrate that you comply.

So is your business ready and what does GDPR mean for SMEs?

I’m delighted that our guest speaker Nick Neal of Business & Export Credit Solutions will be talking to us about this vitally important topic.

A graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management since 2000 and a qualified credit professional, Nick has a wealth of credit experience having worked in both private and government sectors. Nick worked for a number of manufacturing companies exporting world-wide before moving to BP Marine as their Asia Pacific credit analyst. As part of this role she worked in both Hong Kong and Singapore and ran staff training courses and task teams. She then moved to Sumitomo Corporation Europe where she was a senior credit risk analyst advising on a wide range of commodity trades.

Nick is well qualified to cover this topic at our January meeting and will discuss areas such as:

  1. How to capture when an individual gives consent to store and use their personal data.
  2. How to show a clear audit trail of consent, including screen grabs or saved consent forms.
  3. How to allow individuals to withdraw consent at any time, easily and swiftly
  4. What to do in the event of a data breach
  5. How to demonstrate what personal data you hold and where it is located
  6. How to set up monitoring protocols to prevent a data breach

Personal data is a key tool for SMEs looking to target and retain customers: GDPR means it must be handled with the utmost care so please do come along to this months meeting to ensure you are fully prepared.

Cost: £2 members, £3 non-members

Drinks are included in the price. Snacks and a light lunch are available at the cafe either before or after the meeting.

 

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