SM&B Breakfast Seminar – Biggest Change to Data Protection Law for a Generation

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has warned businesses there’s no time to delay in preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into force on 25 May 2018 as it is “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”.

The warning is timely, as in recent weeks, barely a day has gone by without us being reminded of the key importance in modern life of access to and the processing of personal data held and stored by organisations.

It also serves as a reminder of the benefits of sound data protection which is a core aspect of all businesses’ and public bodies’ day to day activities, impacting on planning, policy making and the retention and use of employee, members of the public and suppliers’ personal data.

The GDPR will greatly expand the existing duties and responsibilities of all organisations (be they private companies, public bodies, or charitable organisations) when processing personal data, bringing in new compliance and record keeping obligations, and significantly increasing the potential penalties for failing to comply.

To help ensure you are GDPR compliant by 25 May 2018, this breakfast seminar will look at:

  • How the new GDPR rules differ from the existing Data Protection Act.
  • The new practices and procedures that organisations must put in place, including the ICO’s 12 steps to take to prepare for GDPR.
  • What the changing definition of ‘consent’ means for your ability to market by e-mail, text and telephone.
  • Your new responsibilities to report suspected data protection breaches to the data protection regulator.
  • The consequences of breaching the new Regulation’s requirements.
  • Ongoing best practice in relation to Subject Access Requests.
  • The seminar will be presented by Raoul Lumb Associate in the Technology Law Team and Stephen Shotnes Partner in the Litigation Team of Simons Muirhead & Burton LLP

The seminar will be held on 5 July 2017

Location: Simons Muirhead & Burton 8-9 Frith Street London W1D 3JB

Time: Registration from 8.30am, seminar to start at 9am and finish at 10.30am.


This Seminar is free to attend and refreshments will be served on arrival.

Please book above or contact our events team and provide your name, job title and organisation and which event you would like to attend to or 0203 206 2813