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Bite-size training: Top 10 GDPR myths in mid-2020 Training Course

A 60 to 90 minute event providing expert advice and commentary on the current top 10 myths surrounding GDPR that businesses are getting wrong – from the approach of GDPR regulators to Coronavirus to the advent of GDPR certification authorities.



The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was a major new piece of legislation which came into force across the EU on 25 May 2018, providing a single data protection law for the whole EU. The UK has its own equivalent now in force even before the end of the Brexit withdrawal agreement at the end of 2020. 

The GDPR is much misunderstood and this session aims to debunk the Top 10 myths our expert presenter has come across when dealing extensively with his clients in pre-GDPR preparations and post-GDPR implementation.

The maximum penalties for getting it wrong are the greater of 4% of annual global group turnover of an organisation or 20 million Euros, depending on the severity of the breach.

Mark Weston is a leading expert on GDPR having carried out and supervised over 80 GDPR audits and provided advice to organisations of all types and all sizes. He has been GCHQ accredited.

One key benefit of the session is, time permitting, the ability to ask him particular issues that may affect you and your business.

Why you should attend:

During this course you will:

  • Learn about the things people most get wrong about GDPR
  • Understand how it affects your business – root and branch
  • Get-to-grips with some of nuances of the law
  • Consider how the myths may apply to you and the business you work for
  • Get up-to-date with an in-depth knowledge of the latest issues including Coronavirus and Brexit
  • Understand the pitfalls – and how to avoid them

Who should attend?

This programme has been specifically designed for those who deal with personal data in any way:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Compliance officers
  • Company secretaries
  • Board members
  • HR professionals
  • Marketing professionals
  • Anyone who uses or possesses personal data

Topics covered:

This course covers the Top 10 current myths and misunderstanding about GDPR:

  1. How GDPR is affected by Coronavirus
  2. Data breach reporting
  3. The practice of regulators for GDPR fines – we now have data!
  4. When and how GDPR extra-territoriality applies – in the EU, the UK and beyond
  5. Appointment of Data Protection Officers
  6. The latest on GDPR self-certification
  7. Post compliance programmes; Business-as-Usual
  8. Consent, what, where who and why
  9. The use of the ‘right to be forgotten’
  10. How long to retain data

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We do not currently have dates confirmed for this course; please contact us to be informed when it is scheduled; or to discuss running this course on an in-house basis for your staff.

Customised in-house training

We can customise this course to meet the requirements of your organisation and deliver it at your location and/or online.

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