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Highlights from the GDPR 2019 Summit

Posted by

Catriona Razic

on 28 May 2019

Highlights from the GDPR 2019 Summit

Two internationally recognised experts speak about the realities of companies acting under the GDPR and the more recent PECR regulation at Skillcast's breakfast event.

Almost a year on from the implementation of the GDPR, Skillcast held a breakfast forum for its clients at South Place Hotel. During this session, Skillcast gave a breakdown of the new GDPR Library of online courses, which are designed to help address the "people dimension" of GDPR compliance and provide detailed specific training to the most at risk in your organisation.

Alan Baker of Farrer and Co. gave high level advice to those in the room, and discussed five main projections for the year ahead, including working within PECR, the implications of not getting your DPAs right and the likely impact of Brexit. Watch Alan talk about the importance of data protection contracts...


about getting a Brexit adequacy decision - how long that may take and what you need to do in the interim...


and about direct marketing and how that may be impacted by E-privacy regime.


Ian West of GDPR Institute followed with a lively session about the inevitability of breaches and how to prepare for them.


Key takeaways from Ian West of the GDPR Institute

  • No matter who you are and what you do you will have a data breach
  • Get a Data Breach Plan, test it and be ready to execute it
  • Deploy all the necessary Data Breach Detection technologies
  • Do not try to keep any breach secret
  • Do not do anything illegal
  • Be ready to manage the consequential impact of a data breach
  • Have your mitigation strategy and supporting evidence ready

Finally, Simon Truckle and I presented a series of findings from the recent YouGov Skillcast UK Corporate Compliance Survey May 2019.


Key findings from Skillcast Corporate Compliance Survey

  • Managers express more confidence in procedures than employees
  • 12% of employees have witnessed a data breach in the past year, compared to 1% who have witnessed a bribery or money-laundering breach
  • Information being left on desks and emailing the wrong recipients are the main issues

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