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GDPR Seminar for Accountants & SMEs Edinburgh: 6mths to avoid 4% turnover/£18m fine

Posted: 24th November 2017

Start your GDPR plan now… book your place today!

From 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation legislation will raise the privacy bar on personal data by requiring organisations to locate, understand its purpose and appropriately secure it, no matter where it lives or how it is shared… and the majority of organisations are still completely unaware of GDPR.

Data processors, companies using personal data on behalf of others, will have specific legal obligations to maintain records of personal data and processing activities. You’ll now be required to notify the ICO, within 72 hours of a data breach where it is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals.

Please come and join the team from Lugo for breakfast followed by a constructive half day seminar where you’ll hear from industry leaders and GDPR specialists. You’ll come away with the tools to enable your data protection compliance over the coming months.

Friday 1st December, The Village Hotel Edinburgh. £25. Full details here

Specialising in cyber security for SMEs, Lugo are a Scottish IT company founded in 2003 with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness. With roots in the accounting & finance field, Lugo’s monthly support contracts provide the reassurance of fixed price computer and communications support, providing business with state of the art tools to enable continual growth.

To confidently claim personal data is safe from threats at the perimeter, next generation firewall devices detect advanced, and never before seen, threats and also scan encrypted traffic which older firewalls lack the ability to do. SonicWall specialises in cyber-security products to stop ransomware, encrypted threats and phishing attacks, over not only wired but also wireless and mobile networks.

Multi award winning law firm Gilson Gray will guide you through the steps and measures you can put in place to secure your business without running the risk of being non-compliant.

As IASME (Information Assurance for SMEs) accredited to provide advanced levels of auditing through the Cyber Essentials Scheme, CyberAggress will provide practical steps to help your organisation protect itself against cyber attacks.

8:30am Registration with breakfast rolls
9:15am Introduction
9:30am Gilson Gray – Changes in Data Protection Legislation
10:30am Coffee break
10:45am CyberAggress – Cyber Security Compliance
11:30am SonicWALL – Protecting your business data
12 noon Lugo – Enabling effective IT security
12.30pm Q&A
12:45pm Close

The cost to business of poor practice in this area goes above and beyond any fine the ICO can impose. Losing your customers’ trust could be terminal for your reputation and for your organisation.

Don’t wait or take a reactive approach to your GDPR preparations, not least because the ICO will have the power to fine companies up to twenty million Euros or four per cent of a company’s total annual worldwide turnover for the preceding year.

Book your team and your clients on now!

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