GDPR Workshop: Final Preparations

Thursday 22 March, 2018

GDPR Event

Join us Thursday 22nd March from 9.30am – 12.30pm
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on 25 May this year. Since being announced in April 2016, many organisations have tried to come to terms with what the GDPR means and how it will affect their organisation. The main implications being how we approach new contacts, best ways of gaining consent and how to manage data to effectively avoid data breaches.
Last year we hosted a series of successful GDPR webinars to educate businesses and not-for-profits. This year we want to extend our efforts by offering a workshop to help your organisation make the final preparations before the big change in May.
In our workshop we will also be joined Paul Gibbons who has over 20 years’ experience working in information management and has previously worked for UK Parliament, Greater London Authority and local governments.
Join us and you’ll find out:

  • Overview of the GDPR
  • Gaining consent
  • Opting in and opting out
  • Data subject rights
  • Privacy impact assessments and practical application
  • How to train your workforce on GDPR
  • GDPR in practice; real-life case studies
  • Roadmap/agreed next steps for attendees
  • Q&A

9.30am                 Arrivals and networking
10.00am               Introduction: Suda Ratnam and Mehul Thaker (Raffingers); Paul Gibbons (FOI Man)
10.15am               GDPR recap
11.00am               Break
11.15am               Case study: Raffingers vs GDPR
11.30am               Q&A
12.30pm               Networking and refreshments
The Clubhouse London, 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ
Workshop is located on the 8th floor in the Soane and Baker room, however you will have to sign-in on the 7th floor beforehand.
Speakers profile
Paul Gibbons – Paul has two decades of information management experience in the UK Parliament, Greater London Authority, Pfizer, the NHS, local government and higher education. Best known for his FOIMan blog, he also writes for the Freedom of Information Journal and has featured in the Daily Telegraph, Times Higher Education and on BBC Radio. Paul has been delivering training courses for a diverse range of organisations in data protection, freedom of information and other subjects for the last five years. Over the last year, Paul has spent a lot of time helping people to understand their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation.
Suda Ratnam – Suda is the IT partner at Raffingers where he oversees the IT infrastructure and ensures the best technology is in place to run the company effectively. He specialises in charities and tuition providers and is also the current Chairman of the Audit committee for a local Academy School. Suda takes a hands-on approach in guiding his clients through their growth phases and delivers, not just giving accounting and taxation advice, which is essential, but also advice on setting up systems and sourcing of finance if required.
Mehul Thaker – Mehul is the Data Protection Officer (DPO) at Raffingers and has spent the last couple of months reviewing and updating the data processes within the organisation to remain compliant. He has a wealth of experience in providing business advisory, audit, accountancy and tax services to SMEs, professional practices, charities and owner-managed businesses. Mehul’s experience enables him to provide advice to clients looking to grow their business and also becoming their trusted advisor on all aspects of their business and tax planning.
Tickets for this event are £20 each. Click here to purchase.
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