New Data Protection rules – are you ready?


Time: 16:30 - 18:00

Location: Fladgate LLP, 16 Great Queen Street, London, United Kingdom

In May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 will be effectively scrapped and replaced with tougher Europe-wide rules, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The Government has confirmed that the GDPR will have full force in the UK, regardless of Brexit.

The GDPR will introduce new obligations for businesses which hold and use information about individuals (in any context, including marketing, administration, HR or e-commerce) and new rights for those individuals.  Security will remain a key issue and businesses will not only be expected to comply, but be able to show in advance how that compliance has been achieved.  This is combined with dramatic increases in the fines that can be imposed as punishment for breaches of the rules – a maximum of €20m or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greater).

The new rules will affect all businesses, large and small and in all sectors.  Many of the changes will require a rethink for compliance, to make sure that processes and systems are in place in May 2018 which meet the new rules.

The seminar will provide an overview of the key points of the GDPR and some pointers on what needs to be done to be ready for May 2018.


Eddie Powell, Partner  Fladgate LLP
Overview of the new GDPR rules, identifying compliance steps to be taken now

Alistair Galloway, Owner – Frontier Horizons
Increase in cyber security threats, case studies, and precautions to be taken relating to upcoming GDPR changes


Tuesday 16 May 2017


16.30 Registration and coffee

17.00 Introduction and presentation

18.00 Drinks and canapés

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