What do I need to know about GDPR

In May 2018, the UK’s data protection law will change, when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to force. For many organisations, this means significant changes in the way they store, access and use data held on employees, customers, prospects and stakeholders.

Penalties that could be enforced in the event of a data breach are also changing, so it’s vital that organisations of all sizes and all sectors are fully aware of their responsibilities.

At the GM Chamber of Commerce, we will be putting in place the necessary measures to ensure the stringent compliance with the new regulations.

We'll also be providing relevant seminars, often jointly with our Members, and offering practical help and advice as listed below.


What steps do organisations need to be taking now?

  • Click here for more information on the 12 Steps the ICO recommend you take now.

What courses are running to help my organisation get prepared?

Cyber Essentials

An introduction to cyber security for business owners, IT leads and HR professionals.

Basic security measures, that are not complex to implement, can provide protection against many common attacks. This half day class will cover:

  • Cyber security concepts

  • Emerging threats

  • Securing digital access and information

  • Review of the Cyber Essentials quality standard

  • What you need to do to achieve the Cyber Essentials standard

The course will equip you to evaluate threats to your business and consider what appropriate action can be taken to mitigate the most common threats.

This course is aimed at business owners, IT leads, HR professionals or individuals with an interest in making their business more cyber secure and is suitable for those interested in achieving the Cyber Essentials quality standard.

The session is facilitated by Subrahmaniam Krishnan-Harihara, who is Research & Analytics Manager at the Chamber. Subrah is also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Salford, where he has taught on the MSc Information Security and MSc Information Systems Management on modules such as Information Security Standards, Information Security Policy & Risk Management, Computer Networking and Database Management.

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For more information, contact benefits@gmchamber.co.uk