The General Data Protection Regulation is here! All businesses in the EU, UK as well as those who have customers in these regions or who process the personal data of individuals within these regions must now comply with the General Data Protection Regulation.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest shake-up of Date Protection Legislation across the EU Zone including the UK, in 20-years. The government has clearly stated that in a post-Brexit UK the GDPR framework will be enforced and with the new Data Protection Bill having GDPR at its core GDPR can not be avoided.
During the past 2-years (the transition phase) a lot has been said about the GDPR, some people being hugely supportive and others not so much, the truth is that GDPR is not rocket science and makes good sense for both businesses which now have greater responsibilities to protect customer data and individuals. GDPR is certainly going to cut down on the amount of spam emails and spam phonecalls which we have all been plagued by in recent years. GDPR also gives business owner the opportunity to understand the value of the data they hold... The new mantra being that quality data is better than quantity data.
If you are existing business which has yet to meet full compliance with the GDPR post-May 25, 2018 don't panic! The UK regulator have been very clear in stating that they will continue to be fair and proportionate in the way they enforce the new regulations so it is important to understand the GDPR and what it means to your business. While the GDPR is a blanket legislation there is no one-size-fits-all policy, and off the shelf solutions in many cases won't be what's best for you and your business. This is why we at Ares Risk Management have developed our GDPR Training Course.
In the first instance it is important for business owners and C-Suit executives to understand their responsibilities and secondly staff will need to be trained to understand their responsibilities in the operational context of your busness.
If you are a new business and are just starting out after the 25th may 2018, you will need to be compliant with the GDPR from the onset of you business.
For the many businesses and organisations which are registered with the Information Commissioners Office and who have for many years managed their business and data in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, making the transition to the new regulations is not likely to be as daunting, as it might be for those who now find themselves having to comply with this new regulation for the first time.
Here at Ares Risk Management we have spent the greater part of the last 12-months breaking down the GDPR into bite-size, easy to understand modules.
No matter which way we cut it, we have identified 12-key area of difference and change.
Much of what is voluntary under the current Data Protection Act of 1998 will become mandatory from May 25th 2018 under the GDPR!
As part of our Training course you will:
- Be guided through how each of the areas of change and how it will affect your business.
- What steps you need to take in order to comply with the new legislation.
- Receive your GDPR Road-Map to Compliance Work book, which you will complete as we go through the training.
Your workbook will become your bespoke guide and action plan to GDPR Compliance.
- Receive a Stick Drive, with all the check-lists, forms and templates you need to help you implement and manage the GDPR and more...
- Receive a Certificate of Completion
By the end of the training you will:
- Understand the what the GDPR means to you and your business across the area of change.
- Understand the steps that you will need to take in order to comply.
- Understand your responsibility as a data controller and/or processor
- What steps you will have to take if you experience a data breach
- and more
The One Day Training Boot Camp is delivered as a tailor training event, which focuses on your business and is designed to take into account, your industry sector, business size and operational environment. Training is delivered at your business premises.