GDPR - Upheaval or more of the same?

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Why should you choose this course?

The GDPR has slowly come upon us, leaving many businesses, especially SME's, confused. The Regulation is effective as of 25 May 2018, yet it is long and detailed, while leaving some matters to domestic legislation, and leaving other principles vague. It is not an easy read, or one that most SME's would want to undertake - but it is so crucial to modern business that everyone needs some understanding of its principles - from the Board of Directors down to the humblest operative in the IT Department. It is not just a question of avoiding big fines, but a question of following modern best practice - because it is not just government, but ordinary people, who expect compliance with data protection law in the modern world.

Unlike other courses, this one is aimed at the tech industry in particular, concentrating on what is of importance to those operating in that sector, such as those offering cloud services, outsourcing, development or integration.

This course is run by Richard Stephens, already well known for his detailed, practical and informative courses on commercial law, and he is bringing those same qualities to this course on the GDPR.


Who should attend?

Most people in a modern business will have some contact with data, whether collecting it, processing it or negotiating or administering contracts for processing data. So this course is for everyone.


What is the course outcome?

The course will take delegates through the basic principles of the GDPR and will introduce the fundamental principles. More than just a recitation of the GDPR's provisions, reference is made where appropriate to the abundant guidance available on aspects of the GDPR, both from national and EU supervisory bodies and from other third parties. The course is accompanied by Q&A sessions, allowing delegates to apply their existing knowledge and discuss difficult areas e.g. how the GDPR applies to cloud providers.

Delegates will come away with a sound knowledge of the basics and a good grasp of how it applies to the tech sector, as well as an understanding of what steps need to be taken to ensure compliance with the law.


What is the agenda?

The course looks at the following areas among others:

  •          territorial scope of the GDPR
  •          basic principles:
  •          consent      
  •          lawfulness of processing
  •          legitimate interests
  •          Security and breach notification
  •          the individual's "new" rights
  •          notices
  •          access, rectification and portability
  •          rights to object
  •          automated decision making and profiling
  •          transferring data
  •          supervision and enforcement


Who is the course leader?

Richard Stephens is the founder of LORS (The Law Office of Richard Stephens) and has been a prominent solicitor specialising in the IT industry for 30 years. His experience goes across handling some of the largest disputes in the IT sector as well as being involved in negotiations and re-negotiations for major systems procurements, outsourcing and hosting agreements as well as many other types of contract. He has been acknowledged as a "Leader in his Field" by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession. He is currently the Chair of techUK's own Legal Affairs Group, but is also a Fellow of the Society for Computers & Law, of the British Computer Society and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


What is the cost of the course?

techUK Members - £295.00

Non Members - £495.00

(Prices exclude VAT)

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