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GDPR for Professional Communicators – Newcastle – 21 March

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect across Europe on 25th May 2018 – that’s less than three months away. It’s intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU) while addressing the export of personal data outside the EU.

It’s most certainly a hot topic and something that is going to affect us all as professional communicators and data processors. So, if you’re unsure what it’s all about and more importantly, what you need to do for yourself, your organisation and the clients you represent when it comes to GDPR, come along to CIPR North East’s breakfast briefing in collaboration with Valued Accountancy, where you can find out more.

What you can expect to learn:

There’s a lot of confusion and scaremongering about GDPR going on, with a heavy emphasis on the fines that can be imposed by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). We, as business owners or professional communicators within an organisation, first and foremost have a right to understand how we will be impacted by this new legislation. As business partners and strategic advisors, we also have a duty of care to the people we work with, so they can be safe in the knowledge that we are processing data in the right way and to best practice standards.

In this breakfast briefing, we’ll debunk the myths, share practical insights as well as educate and inform so that you are able to make informed choices about how much GDPR will affect you, the organisation where you work and your clients.

What will be covered during the event?

  • Data - what is it, how we use it, do we need it?
  • Background of the legislation.
  • How have we got here?
  • What does it mean?
  • How will affect me, my organisation and my clients?
  • What are the practical steps I need to consider?

About the speaker:

Darren Glanville - Director of Operations at Valued Accountancy:

Darren has enjoyed a career spanning 30 years, most of which has been spent working for some of the largest software companies in the UK and globally including Sage, Wolters Kluwer and Xero. He’s passionate about helping businesses transform to a digital world through better use of technology, processes and smarter decision making, as a result of business intelligence and data-driven marketing.

Valued Accountancy:

Established in 2011 by Stephen Paul, Valued has grown to be one of the region’s leading accountancy and business advisory practices. Recognised by its peers as leading the charge to the cloud, Valued boasts a multi-award winning team who are passionate about helping clients succeed. Its focus is not just on the annual compliance requirements of clients, but to help them navigate the modern way of doing business.

Join the CIPR North East team and Darren for this breakfast briefing at nesma, where Darren will help you to understand better GDPR and its implications, before opening the floor for a Q&A session where you can ask your own questions of the expert.

Tea, coffee and light breakfast refreshments will also be served.

Wednesday 21st March, 2018
8:30 am - 10:30 am

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