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Lancaster "GDPR Express" Sessions

HM Network Ltd

Tuesday, 27 June 2017 from 09:30 to 11:30 (BST)

Lancaster "GDPR Express" Sessions

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Important update from the ICO 25th May 2017

HM Network “GDPR Express” Roadshows

27th June 2017

HM Network Ltd have taken the initiative following interest from a number of councils, chambers of commerce and ERDF supported growth programmes, to set up a number of awareness events with a simple aim - to help share knowledge on how the current Data Protection Act will be replaced with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as of 25th May 2018.

That's now less than a year away.



The Drum

Even before the GDPR was passed, digital marketing magazine "The Drum" put out a video to say that the task ahead was no easy one, that it should be owned by the entire business and that businesses should make full use of the two year lead in. Video used with kind permission of The Drum

Too small?

This will affect all businesses that hold any type of personal customer / staff data that can be traced back to an individual whether B2B or B2C. Whether you market to customers or simply hold staff records this will affect you in some way. No market sector is outside the scope - some sectors are even classed as 'sensitive'. So where do you sit?


Financial consequences are potentially huge. Data Breaches could result in fines of €10M / 2% of Global turnover or, for serious breaches, €20M / 4% of Global turnover whichever is higher. Whether you run a marketing company, store customer data on a loyalty card, have XLS spreadsheets of names and addresses it WILL​ affect you. Regardless of Brexit these fines the UK ICO will enforce this as GDPR standards will become part of UK Law.


Some of your B2B or B2C partners may not be able to do business with you if you are non-compliant and lastly the reputational effect to customers of not treating the protection of data privacy seriously means steps must be taken.


So, your questions to ask are:

● What to prepare and understand your current situation?

● Do I need a Data Protection Officer (DPO)?

● How to ensure your business becomes and stays compliant?

● Could a malicious competitor of ours use GDPR against us?

● Do we have the knowledge and resources internally? If not

● Who can help providing advice throughout the process?


Please find below a very useful link for reference. It is a list of recent actions from the ICO (Information Commissioners Office) for fines / prosecutions issued to individuals / companies / charities and governmental departments, who have been found in breach of the existing regulations such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and also the Privacy and electronic communication (EC) directive 2003 (PECR). Please note that these are fines under the current regulations, even ahead of the more stringent GDPR coming into effect.

Expertise coming to You!

HM Network are making plans to arrange some awareness sessions, with help and advice from specialists in a number of fields including:

Data Connectivity and digital marketing
The legal implications of data privacy and GDPR (Solicitor)
Cyber security advice (serious crime squad / cyber security specialist)
Data Protection Audit Services, GDPR processes and advice
Data Disposal / IT & Mobile Hardware recycling advice

Get a head start by downloading this free 12 steps guide provided by the ICO

Each session will include a number of speakers and some interactive Q&A and will last approximately 2 hours in total.

To register your interest in attending these sessions please click the link associated with the venue. 

* Please note session dates / times / locations may be subject to change, any changes will be advised in advance.



Lancaster - White Cross Business Park. Date 27th June 2017 9.30 am -11.30 am

Preston -  Fives, 49 Guildhall Street Preston. Date 27th June 2017  2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

More dates TBC


Please be aware by registering your interest, you are accepting and confirming that you agree to us contacting you about this event.

Limited Parking on site. Alternative local options available at 

Many thanks. 

HM Network  /  03333 444 190  /


Do you have questions about Lancaster "GDPR Express" Sessions? Contact HM Network Ltd

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The Chapel
White Cross Street
LA1 1XT Lancaster
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 from 09:30 to 11:30 (BST)

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Preston based network services and systems integrators, who connect people and who care about how these changes are going to effect business people of all shapes and sizes.

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