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With GDPR day fast approaching, Director of Best Practice Gary Yantin and Director of Course Development Nick Henderson discussed the steps businesses should take to prepare. This was the first in a series of webinars on the topic of GDPR. You can download a recording of the webinar and the accompanying slides by clicking the button below.

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Key takeaways: GDPR – 10 steps to take before May

Here are some of the key takeaways from the webinar:

  • If you are not yet prepared for GDPR, don’t panic!
  • A subject access request is free under GDPR, as opposed to £10, pre-GDPR
  • Legitimate interest has to balance the rights of an individual with the needs of your business
  • 49% of organisations are not yet sure what to do with their marketing lists ahead of GDPR day
  • 45% of organisations have not yet carried out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), while 18% weren’t sure what a DPIA was
  • Most attendees have never processed a subject access request, resulting in uncertainty on how exactly to respond to one

Attendee feedback from the webinar

“Speakers were clear and friendly, and didn’t use jargon, making it easy to understand.”

“The interactive questions very useful and informative”

“Nick clearly knows the topic and explained clearly the six legal basis’ for processing data”

#GDPRday – your questions answered

As GDPR day approaches, we will be answering any questions you have on preparing for GDPR via Twitter. Simply tweet your question to @VinciWorks using the hashtag #GDPRday and we will answer your question. You can get started with your first question here.

Upcoming GDPR webinar – GDPR Myhtbusters

In this webinar, we will again be joined by Nick and Gary, who will explore the myths surrounding GDPR and help separate the facts from the fiction. The webinar is based on our GDPR Mythbusters blog series that we are publishing in the lead up to GDPR day.

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