The new Data Protection Regulations (GDPR): Understanding your responsibilities

GDPR is coming into force soon, are you ready?

SAOS has organised two seminars specifically for members to help them understand their responsibilities regarding the new data protection regulations which come into force in May 2018. The aim of the seminars is to ensure participants have an improved understanding of what they need to do to prepare and comply with the new GDPR.

The seminars will be delivered by Peter Murray, partner at the law firm Ledingham Chalmers, based in Aberdeen.

There are two sessions available:

  • Wed 28th February – Huntingtower Hotel, by Perth
  • Tues 6th March – Thainstone House Hotel, by Inverurie.

Both seminars will commence with a buffet lunch at Midday with the session running from 12.45 – 3.30pm.

The cost to attend which includes catering is £50 plus VAT (Non-members £100 + VAT). To book a place please contact: Allison.watson@saos.coop  or Tel 07548 215669.

Numbers are limited to 20 places per seminar so booking early is advisable.

Useful background information

The Information Commissioner’s Office has lots of good information, a good start is the following guide: https://ico.org.uk/media/1624219/preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf

Co?ops UK has produced an Employee Data Toolkit to guide co?ops through the key changes to the legislation, with a focus on how the GDPR applies in employment – https://www.uk.coop/gdprtoolkit

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