Here We Go Again: A practical guide to the Data Protection and Digital Information Act

“You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you!”

Not my words, friends, but those of Charlton Heston at the end of ‘Planet of the Apes’. Data Protection professionals could be forgiven for feeling like Chuck, on your knees, dressed in rags, staring at the wreckage of the GDPR in horror. It’s only a few years since the chaos of re-consenting, re-training, and fighting off all of those newly minted consultants who tell you that you’re going to be fined into oblivion, and now, we’re looking down the barrel of another big DP upheaval. If you want doom and gloom, I can tell you which pressure groups are dishing it up, but the point of this course is to demystify the endless amendments in the DPDI Act and help you to get ready.

This entertaining, practical online course will tell you where the biggest changes are, what steps you might take to prepare for them, and (GASP!) what some of the positives might be. The course will include:

  • Do you actually need to change anything?
  • Personal data and anonymisation
  • Legitimate interests and other lawful bases
  • Changes to the accountability framework including RoPAs and DPIAs
  • The Senior Responsible Individual vs the GDPR DPO role
  • Subject access and automated processing
  • Changes to cookies and PECR more widely

Fair warning: nobody knows what the impact of the Act will be on the EU’s position on the UK’s adequacy status. If you’re thinking of booking this course to get some special insights into how this might play out, here’s my take: the decision will be made in Europe and it might be as much for political as for legal reasons, but it’s impossible to predict with any certainty. This course is about the bill, and I don’t want to take your money on the false premise that I can see into the future. Nobody knows!

Online course only - recording available later

10.00am, 8th August 2024

£350.00 + VAT

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