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GDPR in practice: how to kick start your compliance journey

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Viscount House

River Lane

Saltney

Chester

CH4 8RH

United Kingdom

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is one of the hottest business topics since the Millennium Bug but unlike the Millennium Bug – this one is real!

So, if you’re still thinking ‘Where on earth do I start? Or ‘What the heck is GDPR?’ Don’t panic, you’re not alone. Apparently 75% of organisations won’t be ready for the 25 May 2018 deadline – with 11% still not sure what on earth they have to do. Scary statistics eh!

Even scarier still is the fact that failure to comply with these new regulations can carry fines of up to €20 million. The Government has confirmed the 25 May 2018 deadline, so this is happening, there’s no getting out of it.

With the countdown fast approaching, here at MCPC Systems we thought we’d share our GDPR journey with you, the steps we’ve taken so far and what we’re planning to do moving forward. We’re hoping by doing this it will help you kick start your own path towards compliance and avoid any unnecessary headaches - or more importantly, fines.

So we’re clear, we’re not pretending to be experts at GDPR - but to be honest, we do know a thing or two about data.

That’s because MCPC Systems is a software company that holds lots of data. Data that needs to be fully compliant with these new regulations, for our own benefit as well as the benefit of our customers. Also, we love creating new systems that make data processing a breeze.

In this mini-workshop, we’re going to be giving you some real world, practical examples of how we’ve turned this mammoth task into bite sized, workable chunks. By sharing our knowledge and what we’ve learnt along the way, we’re hoping to make your own road to GDPR as easy as it can be and at the very least inspire you to take action.

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Who should attend?

If you can say yes to at least one of the following statements, you need to attend this workshop.

  • You’re a business that holds customer data and are currently complying with the Data Protection Act.

  • The thought of moving towards GDPR fills you with dread.

  • You’ve heard of GDPR and have a vague idea of what to do.

  • You’ve started on the GDPR journey but not sure if you’re doing it right.

  • You’re well on the road to GDPR compliance but are struggling to overcome the last few hurdles.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public transport: Our nearest train station is Chester, but you'll probably want to catch a bus or taxi from there to our offices in Saltney. River Lane is close to a few bus stops with routes going between Chester and North Wales, particularly the Arriva #3 and #4A.

Car parking: There's plenty of free car parking at Viscount House, including an overflow car park (the gravelled area surrounded by the wire fence). As we are in a shared office building, please park considerately for our business neighbours (and so that we don’t get told off).

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We're all about the paper saving at MCPC, so do feel free to leave your invite on your PC. We'll have a list of registered attendees to hand on the day for you to sign in.

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Tuesday 6 March. Choose between either 8am – 10am, or 4pm to 6pm. There will be refreshments at both events.

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Viscount House

River Lane

Saltney

Chester

CH4 8RH

United Kingdom

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