Data Protection - New legislation that applies to every third sector organisation (takes effect on 25 May 2018!)

Data Protection

New legislation that applies to every third sector organisation (takes effect on 25 May 2018!)

Complying with the New Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Thursday 12 April (afternoon), New Volunteer House, or

Thursday 19 April (evening), New Volunteer House

The new data protection regulations will take effect on 25 May 2018 - just weeks away.  Every third sector organisation will need to take some action to ensure compliance before 25 May.  

Third sector organisations are not exempt from complying and are not immune to the potentially huge fines (millions of pounds) for a serious breach (which could be as a result of insufficient IT security, staff training or lack of evidence to show compliance, to name just a few).  Furthermore, every organisation that employs staff and/or engages volunteers will need to take some particular action before 25 May to ensure you have a lawful justification for processing personal data of your employees!  

This training session is predominantly a talk/presentation with some opportunities to ask questions during the presentation, and then a further opportunity at the end.  The session looks at what's new compared to current data protection law, the key implications, technological risks and considerations and some suggested steps to take to ensure compliance.  

This is a complex area and the presenters will cover a lot of ground in the session - no previous knowledge or expertise is needed, but the session is not intended to make you an expert on GDPR, it has been designed for a third sector audience to make them aware of the many considerations and risks.  

Thursday 12 April - 14:00 - 16:30, New Volunteer House, Kirkcaldy (click to book)

Thursday 19 April - 18:00 - 20:30, New Volunteer House, Kirkcaldy (click to book)

From Fife Voluntary Action April Training Bulletin 2018