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GDPR - General Awareness Workshop

The Board Room, Orsett Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Prince Charles Ave, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HS

Wednesday 24th April 2019
9:00am - 12:30pm


On the 25 May 2018 one of the biggest changes to Data Protection Law in 20 years came into effect in the UK and across Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Both before and after May there have been a lot of myths and inaccuracies about what the GDPR and UK Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) now requires of organisation. Are you getting Data Protection right or have you heard the rumour that GDPR requires you to lock everything down or even get consent for everything you use?

The world of information law compliance can be complex and demanding, with simple advice and quality support hard to come by. Essex Chambers of Commerce have therefore joined forces with Lighthouse IG, who have a great deal of experience and expertise working with data, maximising the benefits of it and managing the rules around it. Come along to this general awareness session to learn more on;

  • What the GDPR and DPA are and what they require
  • What myths are out there and how to avoid them
  • Practical guidance on how to implement and manage it
  • An overview of email marketing rules and what changes are to come
  • What Brexit means for Data Protection 

The GDPR came into effect before “Brexit” and will remain in force after we have left the European Union via the Data Protection Act 2018. Getting Data Protection wrong can have serious consequences for your business and your customers, with some organisations already starting to receive fines for non-compliance. Therefore, come along for helpful tips, facts, myth busting and practical guidance. 

Date:   Wednesday 24th April 2019 9.00am to 12.30pm (Refreshments Provided)
Venue: The Board Room, Orsett Hall Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Prince Charles Ave, Orsett, Grays RM16 3HS 
Cost to attend: Members £40.00 + VAT and Non-Members £75.00 + VAT

9.00am - Registration
9.30am - Workshop begins
10.30am - Refreshments
12.30pm - Finish

Scott Sammons is an experienced Information Governance Practitioner and trainer having worked in Data Protection and Information Management for the last 10 years across various sectors including public, private and voluntary sectors. Under the banner of Lighthouse IG Scott now supports various organisations with their information handling needs and legal requirements, including implementation of the GDPR. Scott is certified in Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Information & Records Management and the information security standard ISO27001. Scott is a fellow of the Institute of Information Management Africa and volunteers as Chair of the Information & Records Management Society (IRMS) of the UK & Ireland. Scott also sits on the exam board for a current GDPR practitioner certificate and can be found on twitter under @privacyminion and @IGlighthouse. You can find out more information about Lighthouse IG at

Please note – if you do not receive confirmation 48 hours after booking your place, please contact the Events Team on 01268 209050.


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