Getting to Grips with GDPR and Data Protection - Eighteen Months On

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is now in force. Organisations, including small charities, are now expected to comply with stricter data protection rules. For example:

  • Individuals have greater rights over their data.
  • There are stricter rules on obtaining consent, which must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous.
  • Organisations need more detailed privacy notices and must tell individuals the legal basis for processing their information and how long they will keep data.
  • Organisations must be more accountable, demonstrate compliance and report data protection breaches.
  • The maximum fine has increased to £17 million in case of a breach.

This course will teach you how to fulfil these obligations. You will learn about:

  • What is lawful consent and how to obtain this
  • The rules for processing personal data
  • What to include in a privacy notice
  • Managing and protecting employee and client records
  • How long you are allowed to keep data
  • How to protect data when you work from home
  • When monitoring by CCTV and other methods is allowed
  • Individuals’ rights over their data
  • When you should report a data breach
  • The rules on data sharing and using a Data Processor

This interactive session will include lots of discussion and questions, group work, and an opportunity to ask the trainer about any live data protection concerns in your organisation. Maybe you have tried to implement the rules and come across difficulties which you want to ask about. This session is far more than a powerpoint presentation - there will be plenty of opportunities to discuss organisation specific concerns.

Registration and coffee at 9.15am. Refreshments during a morning break are included.

Course trainer - Elizabeth Scholes

Elizabeth is an independent employment consultant. A former employment solicitor, Elizabeth has worked extensively with charities and voluntary organisations and has also been a Trustee at two large Birmingham charities.  Elizabeth advises on a wide range of employment matters for the Third Sector, including contracts, dispute resolution, dismissals, redundancies, charity restructuring and data protection.  As well as running regular HR courses for BVSC, Elizabeth also provides HR and employment law training for organisations.


Here's what participants who previously attended this training said about this course:

"Good session, informative. Trainer clear and very knowledgeable and experienced. Good examples."

"Very helpful, will be able to take back to organisation and chief executive to make recommendations for changes."

"Small group which allowed real engagement covering a number of shared issues."

"Interesting to hear other people experiences and being able to share."

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Fee includes a detailed hand-out, refreshments, lunch and certificate of attendance.