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Making Sense of GDPR

Langdon Hills Golf Club, Lower Dunton Road, Horndon on the Hill, Upminster, Essex RM14 3TY

Wednesday 22nd August 2018
9:30am - 12:30pm 

Unless you have been in hibernation, you are more than aware of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into force on 25 May 2018.  However, are you aware of what your responsibilities under this really mean?  Are your current data policies and working policies compliant with GDPR and if not, what changes are you introducing to your current working practices to ensure you comply with these new regulations.  

This new EU legislation came into effect before “Brexit” and will remain in force after we have left the European Union.  Fines for non-compliance with GDPR are already being issued to Companies both big and small and are higher and more wide ranging than the Data Protection Act, so it is important that businesses understand what is required of them.

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 Scott Sammons FIIM, AMIRMS, Cert.NLP, who has a great deal of experience and expertise in this area, to bring businesses up to date with what these changes in legislation mean and will cover:

  • A Summary of the GDPR and Data Protection Act
  • Practical Guidance on how to implement and manage it
  • An Overview of email marketing rules

Scott 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

Date:   Wednesday 22nd August 2018 9.30am to 12.30pm (Refreshments Provided)
Venue: Langdon Hills Golf Club, Lower Dunton Road, Horndon on the Hill, Upminster, Essex RM14 3TY
Cost to attend: Members £37.50 +VAT and Non-Members £74.16 + VAT

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