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Making Sense of GDPR - Thurrock Awareness

Essex Chambers of Commerce, Thurrock Office, Thurrock Learning Campus, High Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6TF

Thursday 14th September 2017
9:30am - 12:00pm
Thursday 14th September 2017
Time: 9:30am to 12:00noon (refreshments included)
Venue: Essex Chambers of Commerce, Thurrock Office, Thurrock Learning Campus, High Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6TF

We all know about the Data Protection Act and what we need to do to comply with it. Are you aware though of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 and what your responsibilities under this will mean? Will your current data policies and working policies be compliant with GDPR and if not what changes might you have to introduce to your current working practices to ensure you comply with these regulations.  
This is EU legislation which will come into effect before “Brexit” and will remain in force after we have left the European Union. Fines for non-compliance will likely be higher than at present and the GDPR will be 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 Information Governance Support, who are a spin off from Essex County Council, and have a great deal of experience and expertise in this area, to bring businesses up to date with what these changes in legislation will mean.

This awareness session will be run by Scott Sammons CIPP/E AMIRMS, Information Strategy Lead at Essex County Council.
Scott is an experienced Information Governance & Risk practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in both private and public sector. Certified in Data Protection, European Privacy, Freedom of Information and an Accredited Information & Records Manager, Scott now also sits on an exam board for a Data Protection Practitioner certificate in the UK. He blogs on all things information related under the name @privacyminion and has recently moved back to Essex County Council after previously supporting organisations like Ford Credit, EY, CAPITA and the Medical Defence Union. Scott also volunteers as Chair of the Information & Records Management Society, made up of 1000+ plus members that work in the Information and Records Management profession.

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