Data security on menu at Leeds GDPR workshop

Sarah Finnemore

The challenge of complying with tough new data protection laws is the focus of a business breakfast held at the Leeds office of hlw Keeble Hawson on Friday.

The event aims to help companies get to grips with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – the biggest overhaul of data legislation in a generation.

Under the terms of GDPR, which comes into force across the EU on May 25 2018, companies can incur fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is greater, for non compliance with the rules.

Presenter Sarah Power, associate solicitor in hlw Keeble Hawson’s litigation and dispute resolution team, said: “GDPR has the potential to impact on almost every type and size of business. It will radically alter the way personal data is stored and used, which for some organisations will mean a major overhaul of their data security policies.”

Dominic Ryles, business development manager at Exertis UK, who is co-presenting the session, said: “The clock is ticking and there are still some businesses who either aren’t aware of their obligations under the new legislation or don’t know how to address them.

“The workshop will give an overview of the implications and provide key insights on how to stay on the right side of the law.”

The session, the fourth in a series across recent weeks, will also include a Q and A with the panel of experts.

The event, produced by hlw Keeble Hawson in conjunction with Genesis Business Systems is free of charge and takes place at Capitol House, Russell St, Leeds LS1 5SP. Registration and refreshments are at 8.30am, followed by speakers from 9am -11am.

Places are free but limited. To book, e-mail or call 0114 290 6230.


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