GDPR - are you ready?
Tuesday 12th December 2017 at UKFast Campus, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5QJ - #bcgdpr
This event runs from 7.30am (registration) until 9.30am (close). Follow the discussion on Twitter at #bcgdpr.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the biggest shift in data protection in a lifetime.
Supporters of GDPR say it hands back control to consumers over the use of their personal data but for companies it means a race-against-time to become compliant.
Companies have until May 25th, 2018 to get their house in order and ensure that personal data is processed lawfully for a specific purpose. Once that purpose is fulfilled, the data should be deleted. Businesses guilty of breaching the law face fines of up to £17m (€20m) or 4 per cent of worldwide turnover (whichever is greater).
On Christmas Day there will be exactly five months left to get GDPR compliant and yet a series of business surveys have found many businesses still aren’t ready.
That’s why on December 12th BusinessCloud will be holding a special event, sponsored by Weightmans and Cascade, entitled ‘GDPR – are you ready?’ where a panel of experts will be discussing what companies need to do next.
Oliver Shaw, CEO, Cascade
Kathy Fleming, compliance manager, The Lead Agency
Nicola Frost, head of legal and company secretary, UKFast
Liz Ashall-Payne, founder and CEO, ORCHA
David Helliwell, owner, Helliwell Media
Edward Whittingham, managing director, The BFPP
Sean Crotty, partner, Weightmans
Anna Dick, CTO, Hiring Hub
Elizabeth Clark, CEO, Dream Agility
Take a look at our upcoming events below and see how you can get involved.