How will the GDPR affect your business?

GDPR breakfast briefing in partnership with Grant Thornton

A business that is not GDPR compliant by May 2018 may face a fine of 4% of its annual turnover. Join us to start your GDPR compliant journey in partnership with data experts Grant Thornton.

Register to attend our next session below, scheduled for Wednesday, 21 June 2017.

Topics covered include:

  • Key highlights of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
  • Who is affected
  • ‘Privacy Shield’ proposals versus US-EU Safe Harbour framework
  • Timeline for implementation and enforcement of GDPR
  • What should you be doing to prepare for the new legislation

Speaker line up

Martin Hoskins, Associate Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Matthew McGrory, Managing Director at Carrenza Ltd

Reasons to attend

This session delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton will give you the knowledge on how to ensure compliance with GDPR and avoid penalties and highlight what companies can do now in light of the new legislation; what types of cascade effects there will be on operations and businesses; the impact of the privacy shield; and further discussion on what Brexit means for the GDPR.

About the GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in 2018 and replaces the Privacy Directive, and has left many businesses searching to understand its impact and new compliance environment. GDPR supersedes the EU Data Protection Directive and creates a uniform standard for data protection in the EU, expanding the jurisdictional reach of EU data protection laws, and allowing for hefty fines for certain GDPR violations.

According to the Information Commissioner’s Office:

Once implemented in the EU, the GDPR will be relevant for many organisations in the UK – most obviously those operating internationally. The other main reason is that the GDPR has several new features – for example breach notification and data portability.

With so many businesses and services operating across borders, international consistency around data protection laws and rights is crucial both to businesses and organisations, and to consumers and citizens.


Speaker profiles

Martin Hoskins, Associate Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP

A senior data protection professional, delivering pragmatic and commercially aware advice to key decision makers in the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Having a special interest in the data protection, human rights and law enforcement aspects of the provision and use of telecommunications and internet services.

With an extensive network of contacts in the data protection field, many of whom are regular readers of Martin’s data protection blog.

Martin is a Member of the Data Protection Advisory Panel, established by the Ministry of Justice (Sep 12 – present).

Consultant to the Lottery Promotion Company, a pressure group that led to a change in the law to authorise the establishment of the national lottery in Oct 93 (Mar 88 – Mar 95)

Matthew McGrory, Managing Director, Carrenza

Carrenza is an IaaS and PaaS focused Cloud Service Provider. We help businesses and government departments run their critical business applications and revenue generating systems on our enterprise cloud architecture.

Notable customers include Comic Relief, Government Digital Service, De Bijenkorf, IOVIO, Royal Bank of Scotland and CommuniGator.

About Grant Thornton and their vision

By looking at the macro environment, and seeing the impact on our clients and industry, we have aligned our firm around a shared purpose and vision that directs us.

Our purpose is to shape a vibrant economy, and our vision is that by 2020 we will be the go-to firm for growth for dynamic organisations.

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