Exporters can catch up on latest data protection information

31 July 2017


Exporters, who risk contravening data protection laws when sending personal data outside the EEA (European Economic Area), can catch up with forthcoming legislative changes at a briefing to be held by York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce next month.

An hour-long taster session on The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 on 25 May 2018, is being held from 10.45am to 11.45am before the York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce lunch on August 2 at Novotel, York.

The session, to be given by Tom Morrison and David White from law firm Rollits LLP, will consider issues including when organisations require data protection officers and their role; the obligations of data controllers and processors; policies and procedures which companies may adopt when handling personal data; individual’s data rights; the information commissioner’s role; potential sanctions and recent enforcement action.

The GDPR will be of particular interest to directors, business owners, senior managers and staff who handle personal data. It applies to all businesses regardless of size or sector.

Attendance at the GDPR talk is included in the £30 cost of the lunch but businesses wishing to attend separately should contact the events team by telephone on: 01904-567838 or by emailing: events@wynchamber.co.uk.


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