What do I need to know about GDPR

In May 2018, the UK’s data protection law will change, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force. For many organisations, this means significant changes in the way they store, access and use data held on employees, customers, prospects and stakeholders.

Penalties that could be enforced in the event of a data breach are also changing, so it’s vital that organisations of all sizes and all sectors are fully aware of their responsibilities.

At the GM Chamber of Commerce, we will be putting in place the necessary measures to ensure the stringent compliance with the new regulations.

We'll also be providing relevant seminars, often jointly with our Members, and offering practical help and advice as listed below.


GDPR Essentials

Week 1 - Overview


How do I keep my business secure over the summer holidays

What steps do organisations need to be taking now?

  • Click here for more information on the 12 Steps the ICO recommend you take now.

What courses are running to help my organisation get prepared?

GDPR and Cyber Essentials Masterclass

This compliance programme will help you and your organisation get ready for the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and ensure you have the basic security measures, that are not complex to implement, to provide protection against many common cyber-attacks.

This in-depth, interactive half-day Masterclass will cover the following:

  • How data protection law applies to your organisation.

  • How to record what personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with.

  • How to review your current privacy notices and plan out any necessary changes in time for GDPR implementation.

  • The requirements to keep data secure, and how to meet requirements.

  • How to update your procedures and plan how you will handle requests within the new timescales and provide any additional information.

  • How to examine the types of data processing you carry out and how to identify your legal basis for carrying it out and document it.

  • How to review how you are seeking, obtaining and recording consent and whether you need to make any changes.

  • How to establish the correct procedures to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach.

  • How to designate a Data Protection Officer, if required, or someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation’s structure and governance arrangements.

  • The restrictions on sending personal data abroad

  • Fines for breaches and loss as well as for non-compliance with the law

  • Staff training, awareness and competence testing

  • The legal requirements for gathering information for marketing, including an introduction to the use of opt-out and opt-in clauses

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand more about GDPR regulations and cyber security. No prior understanding is required but a basic knowledge would be beneficial

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Cyber Security Masterclass

Course Description:

In light of the recent, global cyber security attacks, Chamber Train is running an introduction to cyber security for business owners, IT leads and HR professionals.

Basic security measures that are not complex to implement can provide protection against many common attacks.

The course will equip you to evaluate threats to your business and consider what appropriate action can be taken to mitigate the most common threats.

You will learn:

  • Cyber security concepts
  • Emerging threats
  • Securing digital access and information
  • Review of the Cyber Essentials quality standard
  • What you need to do to achieve the Cyber Essentials standard

Who is this suitable for?

This course is aimed at business owners, IT leads, HR professionals or individuals with an interest in making their business more cyber secure and is suitable for those interested in achieving the Cyber Essentials quality standard.

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