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Data protection - the GDPR update

22 March 17

Law Society of Scotland CPD

Back due to popular demand!

The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant development to happen in data protection law for over twenty years. Do you know what's expected of you and how to prepare for its arrival?

To be enforced from the 25th May 2018, the GDPR will introduce substantial changes to data protection legislation and its application in the European Union and beyond. Businesses that aren't compliant will face major increases in potential penalties.

In spite of the Brexit referendum result it is clear that the majority of UK organisations, especially the private sector, will need to comply with much, if not all of the GDPR. The most important thing you can do is start preparing sooner, rather than later. While not every organisation will necessarily need a data protection officer, it's important to ensure that your business has the right people in place to help you understand and meet the requirements of the regulation.

This half-day course will consider the implications of Brexit for the GDPR and address the principal changes to be introduced. It will help you decide on the steps you and your business should be taking now. The course assumes general background knowledge of the topic.

Full programme details can be found here

Learning Outcomes

  • To know and interpret the data protection principles
  • To use the key terminology defined in the General Data Protection Regulation
  • To understand data subject rights
  • To be aware of the main obligations specified in the General Data Protection Regulation
  • To be aware of the penalties specified in the General Data Protection Regulation
  • To be aware of the possible implications for data protection resulting from leaving the European Union

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