Demystifying the GDPR - What Organisations Need to Do

Demystifying the GDPR - What Organisations Need to Do






Date and Venue to be confirmed! 

SBRC, in partnership with BTO Solicitors, are delighted to announce a day long interactive workshop – Demystifying the GDPR – What Organisations Need to Do.

The seminar, led by Laura Irvine – partner at BTO Solicitors and SBRC board member, will provide you with an essential understanding of the General Data Protection Regulation, what changes need to be made to your existing data protection regime and the implications for your business.

The General Data Protection Regulations will apply to organisations of all sizes across all sectors and fines will be reaching up to £20 million. This workshop will provide you with a step by step guide to the changes that the GDPR is bringing, highlight any issues that will be particularly important to all the businesses and explain the policies that need to be put in place before the 25th of May.

At this workshop you will be able to gain knowledge and skills in such extremely important areas as Privacy Notices, Subject Access Requests, Recording Data Processing and Data Breaches, and learn how to make sure your organisation complies with any changes that GDPR is bringing.

Course Leader:  Laura Irvine, Partner, BTO Solicitors LLP         

Laura is a Solicitor Advocate and a regulatory lawyer with a particular interest and expertise in data protection, data privacy and information law. Laura previously worked as a prosecutor in Scotland.

Laura works in BTO’s Dispute Resolution Team providing contentious advice to clients who finds themselves being investigated by the ICO. Laura was co-counsel in relation to the first, and to date, only successful appeal against an ICO fine for a breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. As a result Scottish Borders Council had their fine of £250,000 returned to them.

Laura has also dealt with several claims for compensation arising under the Data Protection Act 1998: both for pursuers and defenders and was involved in both recently reported Scottish cases: Beyts v Trump International Golf Club Scotland Ltd and Woolley and Woolley v Akbar or Akram.

The General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced from 25 May 2018 and organisations have had two years to work towards compliance. Laura is spending a great deal of time educating organisations about the new data protection regime and assisting clients to ensure that they will be in a position to reassure clients, customers, employees and the ICO that they are taking their data protection responsibilities seriously.

Laura is on the board of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre due to her expertise in cyber security law.

If you are interested Please email [email protected] 





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