Getting to Grips with GDPR

Tuesday 6 June 2017

10:00 to 13:00 (coffee and registration from 09:30)
Strand Palace Hotel
372 Strand, London, WC2R 0JJ (nearest undergrounds: Charing Cross & Covent Garden)

The General Data Protection Regulation is due to come into force on 25 May 2018. It will affect every travel and technology company.

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and has been designed to harmonise data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens’ data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

Even after Brexit, the UK Government has indicated it will implement an equivalent or alternative legal mechanism. It is expected that any such legislation will largely follow the GDPR.

The penalty for breaching the regulation  will be up to 4% of your annual turnover or €20 Million.  Thus it is vital that you understand GDPR and what your company is required to do to comply.

At this Forum we learned from the experts about the General Data Protection Regulation and how you need to prepare for when it comes into force.

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