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How will the GDPR affect your business?


Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 08:30 to 10:30 (BST)

How will the GDPR affect your business?

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How will your business be affected and what you can do to stay ahead of the new and wide-ranging GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?


Visit:  to attend our session on Wednesdy, 21 June in London.

Register your interest in this event to on what is becoming a hot topic for many companies. Brought to you in partnership with Grant Thornton.

Topics covered include:

  • Key highlights and the reasons why GDPR has emerged
  • Who is affected
  • ‘Privacy Shield’ proposals versus US-EU Safe Harbour framework
  • Timeline for implementation and enforcement of GDPR
  • Key regulatory changes and how businesses will need to react
  • How the Information Commissioner's Office will monitor compliance
  • Brexit implications on the GDPR


Martin Hoskins, Associate Director at Grant Thornton UK LLP

Matthew McGrory, Managing Director at Carrenza Ltd


Reasons to attend

This session is being delivered in partnership with Grant Thornton to give you the knowledge on how to ensure compliance with GDPR and avoid the penalties. We will highlight what companies can do now in preparation of the new legislation; what types of cascade effects there will be on operations and businesses; the impact of the privacy shield; and further discussion on what Brexit means for the GDPR.

About the GDPR

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect in 2018 and replaces the Privacy Directive, and has left many businesses searching to understand its impact and new compliance environment. GDPR supersedes the EU Data Protection Directive and creates a uniform standard for data protection in the EU, expanding the jurisdictional reach of EU data protection laws, and allowing for hefty fines for certain GDPR violations.

According to the Information Commissioner's Office:

Once implemented in the EU, the GDPR will be relevant for many organisations in the UK – most obviously those operating internationally. The other main reason is that the GDPR has several new features – for example breach notification and data portability.

With so many businesses and services operating across borders, international consistency around data protection laws and rights is crucial both to businesses and organisations, and to consumers and citizens.




Martin Hoskins, Associate Director at Grant Thornton 

Martin Hoskins is an independent consultant, with over 25 years experience of dealing with privacy and data protection issues. Clients include a range of public and private sector bodies in ine UK and Ireland. He was appointed Specialist Advisor to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the draft Communications Data Bill in July 2012.

As the responsible officer for T-Mobile's Law Enforcement Liaison Department, and as Everything Everywhere's Head of Data Protection, Martin worked closely with UK and EU policy makers, law enforcement officials and other Communication & Internet Service Providers, exploring the measures that Providers and Governments should be taking to ensure that their citizens can continue to live safely in free and democratic societies.

As a frequent conference speaker, Martin is currently taking a particular interest in data breaches, communications data retention issues, and the tension between privacy and public security. Martin is a former Chairman of the Data Protection Forum, and is also author of a data protection blog []. And author of: How do I carry out a data protection audit?”

Matthew McGrory

Managing Director at Carrenza Ltd

Carrenza is an IaaS and PaaS focused Cloud Service Provider. We help our customers run their critical business applications and revenue generating systems on our enterprise cloud architecture. Our differentiators are that we automate everything, are agile and you can pick up the phone and talk to us.

I currently lead the team based in London ensuring we are aligned to our customers and partners needs and are pushing into relevant future markets. We deliver IaaS and PaaS solutions to a number of multi-national organisations out of our Amsterdam and 2 UK facilities.

Notable customers include Comic Relief, Government Digital Service, CineWorld, Royal Bank of Scotland and The Jockey Club.

About Grant Thornton and their vision A clear direction for our business

By looking at the macro environment, and seeing the impact on our clients and industry, we have aligned our firm around a shared purpose and vision that directs us. 

Our purpose is to shape a vibrant economy, and our vision is that by 2020 we will be the go-to firm for growth for dynamic organisations.



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Northgate Room
10 St Bride Street
EC4A 4AD London
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Thursday, 27 April 2017 from 08:30 to 10:30 (BST)

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