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Wednesday 20th January

Data Protection in the post-Brexit Era

Event Venue and Description – Webinar

This training on updates and developments on the European Union’s (EUGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime which was domesticated into UK law by the Data Protection Act 2018 is aimed at NGOs, charities and other not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.

On 25 May 2018, the GDPR came into force throughout the EU including the UK. Here, it replaced existing national data protection laws and globally it impacted the ways organisations are able to rely on, share or otherwise deal with certain data. NGOs, charities and social enterprises collect and process personal data from their staff, their members, individuals attending their events and donors among others. Often the operation, reach and impact of various activities extend beyond the borders of the EU and this includes associated data collection and processing.

Since the GDPR’s implementation in the UK, there have been further updates and developments in data protection laws. Now that the UK has announced its intention to withdraw from the the EU, a Brexit transition period has been implemented which ends on 31 December 2020, after which, the UK will be automatically re-classified as a “third country” under the GDPR in the absence of a data adequacy assessment by the European Commission. This and much more will addressed by the training.

This event will also serve as the launch of a new self-help Data Protection Toolkit that will provide some tools required to allow NGOs, charities and social enterprises can take up practical steps to ensure they are data protection compliant post-Brexit.

For further information and details of how to register, please follow the link provided.