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Wednesday 13th February

Let’s Talk GDPR (Doncaster)

Date: Wednesday 13 February 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Venue: Doncaster Holiday Inn, DN4 9UX

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) – The biggest overhaul of Data Protection Law in a generation – came into effect across the EU on 25 May 2018, and has been implemented in the UK by The Data Protection Act 2018. The new law brings a series of challenges for wide ranging businesses – and fines for non-compliance could be as much as €20,000,000 or 4% of annual turnover.

Our Masterclass looks at the key changes to The Data Protection Law that apply under the GDPR, a reminder of the obligations for compliance and provides updated guidance that has been produced post-May 2018. The Masterclass will include a legal update from Keebles LLP Solicitors, tips to get you well on the way to deciding what changes may still need to be made to be compliant with GDPR, and a specialist update on practical ways to ensure security of personal data.

The Masterclass will cover:

  • What personal data is
  • What individuals’ rights are in relation to their data
  • How to process data lawfully
  • How to keep proper records of your data processing
  • How to respond to a data breach
  • Potential security solutions

What are the benefits to my business?

Gain an understanding of the principles behind data protection and why it is so important today; learn how to take steps to ensure your business is compliant and can demonstrate its efforts to put GDPR and good data protection practices at the heart of what you do, and understand the potential threats from outside your business and how to employ technical solutions to keep data safe.

Who is leading it?

Sarah Power – An Associate Solicitor at Keebles LLP specialising in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Sarah regularly delivers presentations on GDPR and advises business clients on their steps to GDPR compliance.

Who is the Masterclass for?

This Masterclass is for all growing SMEs within the Sheffield City Region, as long as the below eligibility criteria is met.

Any SMEs, any sector. Ideally anyone at board level / senior management who will have an input into policy changes / risk management with the business. Anyone who is going to take on the role of Data Protection Officer in their business.


Q/ How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

A/ Email
Q/ What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
A/ Free parking is available on site

Q/ I would like to bring a colleague, is this ok?

A/ No, only one attendee per company is permitted.

Q/ Will refreshments be provided?

A/ Hot and cold refreshments available


Only one registration per business via Eventbrite will be confirmed. If additional people from your business would like to attend, they can be added to a waiting list by emailing with the business name, name of additional attendee and contact telephone number. If this Masterclass isn’t fully subscribed upon the closure of registrations, we will contact you to offer the additional place. The waiting list will be prioritised on a first come first served basis. Businesses that register more than one attendee via Eventbrite will be contacted and asked to nominate one person to attend.

This Masterclass is open to small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Sheffield City Region. If you are unsure whether you fall into this region you can use the postcode checker.

A part of your business must be based in one of the following districts: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire. Rotherham or Sheffield.

Find out if your business meets the definition for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME).

Please note that if your firm that is part of a larger Group you may need to include staff headcount, turnover, balance sheet data for the Group too, to ascertain whether it is eligible.

We are pleased to be able to provide this masterclass free of charge due to funding from the European Regional Development Fund. There are a number of eligibility criteria for attendees which we will check using the online registration questions and in a phone call to every attendee prior to the event.

More Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project Masterclasses.

Contact us for more information.

This event will be delivered by the ‘Sheffield City Region Growth Hub Enhancement Project’ that is part-funded by the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The project, for high-growth businesses in the Sheffield City Region, aims to increase their competitiveness and so help them grow and prosper.