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GDPR Planning & Preparation Conference for Employers (10th Edition) London

Date Thursday 15 March 2018
Venue London - Danubius Hotel Regents Park, London NW8 7JT

Following nine sold out GDPR conferences we are pleased to confirm that we are adding an additional London conference on the 15th March 2018.


The May 2018 implementation date is fast approaching and regardless of Brexit, employers must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

A report by Senzing has warned organisations are “sleepwalking towards a GDPR abyss", with 60 per cent of companies saying they are unprepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation with less than four months until their implementation.

Being a regulation rather than a directive, it will be directly applicable without additional national legislation. All businesses will be effected by the most important and far reaching change in data privacy law for twenty years with no distinction between B2B or B2C organisations. There is an urgent need for employers and HR professionals to start preparing now; and for those that already have, to consolidate and finalise preparations before the May deadline.

This event will focus in part on the impact of GDPR on the HR function (looking specifically at employee data and the responsibilities of those who handle it, including auditing third party processors, internal training etc). Delegates will understand and analyse the implications to their organisations and what their obligations will be, equipping them with the tools to meet the requirement of the GDPR by successfully preparing for the changes.

Responsibility may be passed between departments from IT to HR to Finance, but cross-functional teams will be best placed to implement effective plans.

Why attend this crucial conference?:

• Learn from three real life case studies from fellow practitioners
• Hear the latest legal updates and developments
• Cement your understanding of the implications and your obligations
• Take heart in seeing the advantages of compliance and receive guidance on navigating through the challenges of getting there
• Get to grips with the planning and audit phase and hear tips on getting buy-in and optimising resources
• Understand HRs fundamental role in compliance (looking at internal data, responsibility, employee contracts, third parties and providers, and mandatory training for employees)
• Look at key policies and processes
• Ensure compliance in the event of a data breach through loss, misuse or theft
• Take part in an in-depth Q&A session with an expert panel

Hear from: Protecture Limited, The Privacy Partnership, Mishcon de Reya, CGI, UKAR, Network Research , DLA Piper