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Data Protection: Changing Times, Changing Laws

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The Hive

Sawmill Walk

The Butts

Worcester

WR1 3PD

United Kingdom

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This course will set out the important changes and legal obligations for organisations to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018. It’s aimed specifically at the non-profit sector including charities and social enterprises.

Getting Data Protection right can boost your relationship with members, donors, clients, supporters and volunteers. Getting it wrong can mean putting vulnerable people at risk, serious reputational damage, and big fines. Led by nationally acclaimed Data Protection specialist Paul Ticher (trainer, author, and down-to-earth pragmatist), it’s a great opportunity to get prepared for the new legislation.

About the Course

Whilst GDPR is not a radical departure from the current Data Protection Act 1998, it does introduce some important changes in the rules about data handling and organisations’ responsibilities. At the same time, recent changes in the way fundraising and direct marketing are regulated mean that all non-profits need to review their current practice. This course will:

  • Ensure participants are confident about the basics of Data Protection, both now and in the future
  • Put Data Protection in context e.g. looking at its relationship to confidentiality.
  • Explain fully the changes that GDPR will introduce and how the new requirements might be met.
  • Expore in detail the issues that will particularly affect small and medium sized organisations.
  • Set out the options available to organisations in their fundraising and direct marketing activities.
  • Enable participants to draw up an action plan.

Who Should Come

The course is aimed at people in non-profits like charities and social enterprises. It does not require any prior knowledge of Data Protection. It is most suitable for people who have some responsibility for Data Protection, either at the organisational level (especially if they have been designated the organisation’s Data Protection Officer) or as a team or department manager. Fundraisers, communications officers, database managers and people with a compliance role will find it particularly useful.

3 Reasons Why People Should Come

  • In the past charities and social enterprises may have thought they would get an easy ride from the Information Commissioner. Not any more. If you don’t understand your organisation’s obligations, the result could be enforcement action, up to and including heavy financial penalties.

  • There is a lot of misinformation about GDPR, and some organisations are in a bit of a panic. The course will dispel rumours; the material is rooted in a thorough understanding of the text of GDPR itself and what it means.

  • Data Protection is really about people, not data. People, and the issues they face, are interesting….and it’s always good to talk things through with people in the same boat.

About the Trainer

Paul Ticher is one of the nation’s leading experts on Data Protection in the non-profit sector. He is the author of the standard work Data Protection for Voluntary Organisations and a well-known speaker and trainer on the subject. Over the past 20 years he has worked with local and national organisations throughout the UK (including as a board member) to promote best practice. Organisations of all sizes, and in many different fields, have benefitted from his knowledge and skills to improve the way they acquire and handle the personal data of their clients, service users, donors, supporters, members, paid staff, and volunteers.

For several years Paul has been engaged in the progress of the General Data Protection Regulation through the EU and sharing his understanding with people in the sector. He has also commented extensively on the recent changes in the Information Commissioner's approach to regulating fundraising and marketing, and on the activities of the Fundraising Regulator.

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Will lunch and refreshments be provided

Yes, we will provide a delicious buffet lunch and there will be breaks for tea and coffee.

What are the arrangement for parking or getting there by public transport

St Richard's Hospice is easily accessible on the outskirts of Worcester just off the M5 Motorway. Please note to put the Wildwood Drive, Worcester, address into a Sat Nav device rather than the postcode as you may be taken to nearby County Hall which does not have through access to St Richard’s. Parking is available although we encourage car sharing and use of public transport which serves the adjacent County Hall, Countryside Centre and offices.

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The Hive

Sawmill Walk

The Butts

Worcester

WR1 3PD

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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