Data Protection – Current & Future Requirements. Are you ready for May 2018?

November 27, 2017

Talking to many organisations it is apparent that a considerable number are not currently complying with the Data Protection Act 1998. In May, the law on data protection changes again and will be even more rigorous in how organisations acquire, process and dispose of data, particularly personal data. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has made it clear that the fines for breaching data protection rules are likely to significantly increase. No organisation, large or small, will be exempt.

Consequently, many organisations are now faced with a big catch up exercise that goes far beyond purely employee data. Any organisation that uses databases, in whatever capacity, will require policy statements, privacy impact risk assessments, IT security measures, audit trails and staff training in order to demonstrate compliance with the law.

We are further aware that there is a lot of scaremongering, misinformation and even over-selling about the full extent of what really needs to be in place for most organisations, especially SMEs. We are, therefore, delighted to announce that, in conjunction with a leading Data Protection expert and trainer, we are running a half day course on this subject to help you better understand the existing and new requirements, so that you can put together a meaningful action plan on activities that need to be carried out before the May 2018 deadline.

Like all our training, the course will be interactive and informative, providing you with access to a trusted Information Governance Adviser who regularly works with organisations across all sectors.


Iain Harrison – Information Governance & Risk Manager – Leicester City Council
Iain has gained over 15 years practical experience of Data Protection Law and practice in various environments. He manages a team tasked with providing advice and guidance, as well as conducting audits and providing training as a trusted Information Governance Advisor.

Iain will be ably supported by Cathy Norton and Peter Stanway from BackupHR

Venue and Date

Park Farm Country Hotel, Hethersett, Norwich – 12th April 2018

The course will commence at 8.30 am, with registration and refreshments from 8.00 am, and will finish around 1.45 pm, with breaks for refreshments and lunch.


The cost for this course will be £75.00 plus VAT per delegate, including lunch.

To reserve your place, please contact Jackie Bolton either by e-mail: or call 01480 677981.