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GDPR- How will this affect your business?

8 December 2017 @ 7:45 am - 10:00 am GMT

Spelthorne Business Forum has joined forces with Surrey Chambers of Commerce to bring you this key event to help you to prepare your business for the changes in data protection regulations coming into force in May 2018, known as GDPR.

Taking place at Kempton Park this networking breakfast will allow you to ask questions about any concerns you may have to ensure you are compliant with the new regulations.

All SBF members are entitled to attend this event at the Surrey Chambers member rate of £20 plus VAT.

Event Location:

Kempton Park Racecourse
Staines Road East
TW16 5AQ

There are still lots of questions around the final format of the regulations but our expert panel will bring you up to speed with current plans and what your legal responsibilities will be.

Our Panel:

•Linda Bazant, legal expert, has been liaising with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) for the latest information and will give us a quick overview.

•Dan May, Director at ramsac, who provide IT Solutions, will cover how you can prepare your technology to cope with GDPR requirements.

•Sam Farrow, Farrow Creative, will talk about the impact on Marketing companies and marketing activities.

All three will share their latest information and welcome questions from the floor.

Molly Edwards, Marketing and Events Executive at Surrey Chambers of Commerce, will facilitate the morning and will take away any unanswered questions to feedback on.

What is GDPR?
From 25th May 2018 individuals will have the right to have their personal data erased, otherwise known as the right to be forgotten, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR

. •What does this mean for business?
•In what circumstances will that right apply?
•Will there be legitimate reasons not to comply?
•What if explicit consent to process the data has been given?
•Should third party organisations be informed of the deletion?

Currently, the maximum fines being issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are £500,000. On 25th May 2018, this will increase to a maximum of £18 million or 4% of your global annual turnover.

Personal data is one of your businesses most valuable assets. Your database is your lifeline to the success of your business and the key to ongoing profitability.

Getting this right protects the reputation of your business; avoids punitive fines; engenders trust and ensures that you don’t lose out to your competition.

About our panel:

Linda Bazant- Lawyer and Post Brexit Advisor.
Linda assists businesses to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU in 2019 Companies need to identify and analyse their current long term contracts to ensure, for example, that intended obligations are not affected.
Linda can provide a full due diligence consultancy for your business to ensure, compliance with GDPR prior to enforcement in 2018.

Dan May-Commercial Director ramsac
GDPR presents many challenges for organisations, the starting point for most is working out what data they already hold, how this data is accessed, how it impacts on outbound communication and how to deal with requests to delete data. But the big ICO fines will be levied at organisations that experience a data breach, and under the new GPDR structure, fines for data breaches will be 79 times higher than under the current regulations. As a managed IT service provider, ramsac regularly works with organisations that want to ensure that their electronic data is stored safely and securely, with proportionate technical protection, and that staff are trained to ensure that they too are doing everything in their powers to avoid accidental or malicious leaking of sensitive information. Dan will discuss the steps that all organisations should be taking to minimise risks and to ensure that their ‘Human Firewall’ is fit for purpose.

Sam Farrow – Farrow Creative
Sam founded Farrow Creative in 2006. Her 20 years’ experience as a graphic designer include working as head of design at Meridian Television and Surrey County Council, where she headed up a major re-branding project that produced £2 million in savings across the authority. She has a Masters in Graphic Communication from Kingston University, where she was also a member of the teaching faculty; she’s currently a regular speaker on the MBA programme at the University of Surrey.

07:45am – Arrival and breakfast
8.30- 9.30 Panel of speakers and Q and A
09:30am – 10.00 am Further networking and chance to speak to panel members
10 am – Close

To attend register on Eventbrite here and Surrey Chambers of Commerce will then contact you for payment of the £20 members’ rate fee.


Surrey Chambers of Commerce
01483 735540
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Kempton Park Racecourse
Staines Road East
Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey TW16 5AQ United Kingdom
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