31 January 2018
Date : Wednesday 31/1/18
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Anderson Strathern, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3
Anderson Strathern has a specialist data
protection team and we have arranged for a half day's training on
GDPR with them. Fiona Killen will
give an overview of GDPR, Douglas McLachlan will
give advice on data sharing and related issues, and Barry
Nichol will cover specific issues for employers under
Why you should attend
Data protection law in the UK is about to undergo the most
significant changes since the Data Protection Act in 1998. The new
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in
May 2016 and you have until May 2018 to become fully compliant. The
government has confirmed that the UK's decision to leave the EU
will not affect the enforcement date.
We strongly recommend that you take advice on what the new
regulations will mean for you. As publishers you will have
marketing contacts, mailing lists, databases etc as well as your
own employee personal data and it's essential that you're up
to date with the new provisions. For the UK Government's view, see
We've arranged some cost-effective training in Edinburgh for
members from lawyers, Anderson Strathern.
A new regime - the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -
is coming into force 25 May 2018. The GDPR brings with it a series
of important changes in the UK's data protection laws and will have
a significant impact on how organisations manage personal data.
Key changes under the GDPR include:
- Strengthened and new rights for individuals
- Changes to consent
- Mandatory breach notification (72 hours)
- Responsibility of data processors
- Data Protection Impact Assessments
- Data Protection Officers
- Penalties - €20 million/ 4% annual turnover
Ensuring data protection compliance and information governance
is crucial for every organisation. Organisations hold and transfer
large volumes of information electronically every day. Failure to
understand and comply with the legislative framework for data
protection could have serious financial and reputational
This session is for Publishing Scotland members only. The cost
is £75+VAT per person.
£75+VAT (members). Book online now.
INFORMATION ABOUT GDPR
In the meantime there is some advice about GDPR on the Information Commissioner's Office website.