General Data Protection Regulation

In this East Midlands Cyber Security Forum event we looked at what the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is and how it will effect your organisation when it comes into force in 2018.

This event originally happened on 10th May 2016 at the University of Nottingham.

general-data-protection-regulation-eventAfter over three years of discussion at many levels, the new EU data protection framework has finally been agreed. It takes the form of a Regulation – the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR will replace the current Directive and will be directly applicable in all Member States without the need for implementing national legislation. It will come into force in May 2018, however, as it contains some onerous obligations, it will have an immediate impact on all organisations.

The General Data Protection Regulation was recently published on the EU journal website.
To get a version in English you can download a pdf copy of the GDPR from our site.

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Presenters at the GDPR event – Helena Wootton & Lilian Edwards

Be careful what you wish for: the great Data Protection law reform

Lilian Edwards, University of Strathclyde

Lilian started off the evening with an overview look of the General Data Protection Regulation and looked at the things that are going to change with data protection.

The new regulation: What do you need to do to get prepared?

Helena Wootton, Browne Jacobson

Helena followed on the overview with a practical approach on what your organisation needs to do next to comply with the new regulation.

Overview of the event

Here is the short set of slides that outline the different partners in the East Midlands Cyber Security Forum and have more details on our host for the evening Horizon Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham.