Top tips and advice webinars hosted by Circdata 

We like to think that we understand the needs of our customers and the challenges that face their day to day operations. Which is why we host a webinar series. Listen in to get some top tips and advice to overcome or solve the issues that are facing your organisation.

To get us started, we are looking at GDPR, which affects every organisation no matter what industry they operate in. What will 2018 bring? One thing is for sure – GDPR legislation will no longer seem like a dim and distant prospect. Those companies already on their compliance journey will be fully aware of the granularity of the Regulation and how it will be felt in every corner of their business.

As the race to 25th May begins, how can you keep a cool head amid a tsunami of conflicting advice and offers of tools and equipment to make you GDPR compliant? If you don’t know what you don’t know it will be all too easy to lose focus on what the legislation means for your own business.

Hellen Beveridge leads our Data Privacy Practice and has had a long career in publishing and events, and is using this experience to help our existing client companies of all shapes and sizes navigate their way through this data protection maelstrom. She views the legislation should be viewed less as an opportunity to remove much of the unnecessary ‘noise’ from the processes used to interact with customers; enabling marketing innovation and ultimately more engaged, productive and ultimately profitable communities.

Over the last year, Hellen has delivered many well received presentations on the GDPR. We have managed to squeeze some time out of her busy schedule to cover more aspects of the legislation.

7 February 2018
14:30-15:00

There is a whole chapter, 14 Articles and 20 Recitals devoted to the rights of the data subject in the GDPR.

This is the key indication of how the legislation is designed to shift the power back into the hands of the data subject, with companies that collect, and in particular monetise data, needing to understand their new role as custodian of the data and not owner.

The exercise of these rights will have a direct effect upon the systems required to process data.

The webinar will cover:

  • What are the fundamental rights of the data subject that the GDPR covers
  • Which of these is an absolute right and how can you ensure you manage this.
  • What safeguards do you need to put in place in order to ensure that you protect all of your data, from customers to employees
  • How to manage a data subject request to exercise any of their various rights – ensuring compliant processes and policies.
  • Can you refuse to comply with a data subject’s request – and if so, how?

Who should attend?

GDPR covers any business that handles data, whether this is employee records or large marketing databases. This webinar is for anyone whose working practices involve the handling of such data.

The imperative of records of processing under the GDPR

7 March 2018

14:30-15:00

Once upon a time we just picked a list, wrote some copy and sent it out to the recipients. Now the GDPR compels us to keep comprehensive Records of Processing to create a chain of custody for all our data actions.

Not just that – but it also tells us what kind of records it is expecting us to keep. These records will form the backbone of compliance, and will need to be produced in the event of any audit.

This requirement will have widespread implications for both technical and business processes

The webinar will cover:

  • What is a record of processing and what should it contain?
  • What information is mandatory within the legislation
  • The obligations of processors
  • In what format are you expected to keep your records
  • How this requirement underpins the concept that data protection under the GDPR is an ongoing compliance programme

Who should attend?

GDPR covers any business that handles data, whether this is employee records or large marketing databases. This webinar is for anyone whose working practices involve the handling of such data.