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OneStopIT to Host ‘WTF is GDPR?’

Posted: 9th November 2017

Is your business ready for GDPR in May 2018? Spend some time with the OneStopIT team to learn about how GDPR will affect your business.

We have four speakers from the worlds of IT, Marketing, Legal and HR who will share their knowledge with you. GDPR affects all areas of your business so come along and learn how a joined-up approach is needed to safeguard your company.

As an IT company we are aware that Cyber security and GDPR is not just an IT issue. It will affect all areas of your business which is why we have teamed up with our friends at:

Wright Johnston & McKenzie LLP
GDPR comes into force on 25 May, 2018 and one of its primary aims is to give more control back to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

39Steps
Do you know how GDPR will affect your Marketing Department? If your business uses email marketing, sends direct mail or makes sales calls, the layw is changing what you can and can’t do.
Some things you might do today will no longer be allowed.
It’s tempting to think “I’ll deal with it in May”.
But there’s some easy things you should do right now, which mean you won’t run into trouble later.

HR Dept
Don’t panic! It’s not too late to get ready, as long as you start now.
Your HR department will be crucial to preparing your business to comply with the new GDPR in regard to data held on employees, contractors, volunteers and job applicants.

Cyber Essentials & GDPR Expert

The Government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditation provides a comprehensive set of guidelines that, when followed, provide the best outcome to reducing the risk to any business.

GDPR isn’t just for big businesses – a gym that offers a members’ loyalty scheme or a one-person chiropractor that asks patients to complete a wellbeing form will have to ensure that personal data is stored in line with the new regulations and not breach them.

Registration with Tea, Coffee & nibbles will start from 5pm with the first presentation starting at 5.30pm. We expect the event to wrap up for 7.30pm – just in time to head home for dinner.

Find out more and book your place here.

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