3VA is offering community and voluntary organisations the opportunity to attend a free seminar to understand the implications of this new legislation and how it will impact their work.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s new legislation to protect the personal data of EU citizens. The regulation extends the data rights of individuals, and requires organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures.
UK organisations handling personal data will still need to comply with the GDPR. This legislation does not differentiate between organisation types, so charities, not for profit organisations and sole traders will have to comply with the legislation is the same way as limited companies.
GDPR will come into force in May 2018 and most organisations will need to undertake an assessment of their current data protection policies and procedures to ensure they are GDPR compliant prior to May 2018.
Organisations found in breach of the regulation can expect to receive heavy administrative fines. It is vital that all organisations are aware of their new obligations so that they can prepare accordingly.
The seminar will be delivered by Carol Hill, solicitor at C Hill Consultancy.
The seminar is free to attend, however the booking is essential. There are only 15 places available and are offered on a first come, first served basis (only 1 representative per organisation please). Book now