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11 December 2017


31 January 2018

Date :   Wednesday 31/1/18
Time:    9.30am to 12.30pm
Venue:  Anderson Strathern, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh EH3 8EY


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 GDPR.


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 its website.

We've arranged some cost-effective training in Edinburgh for members from lawyers, Anderson Strathern.


About GDPR

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 consequences.

This session is for Publishing Scotland members only. The cost is £75+VAT per person.





£75+VAT (members). Book online now.



In the meantime there is some advice about GDPR on the Information Commissioner's Office website.