Jump to content

GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation Workshop)

A 10% discount will be available against this course when booked along with a Full Conference Delegate package. To take advantage of this discount, please add all items to your basket and enter PRECON as the discount code at the checkout. 
This can also be booked as a stand alone course.

Course Information

This one day EU Data Protection Regulation Workshop is intended to be interactive so that the delegates grasp a detailed understanding of the proposed changes to the existing data protection law (The Data Protection Act 1998) and how the changes under the General Data Protection Regulation will work in an everyday practical situation.  The workshop will be based on the final text version of the Regulation.

Post ‘Brexit’, If the UK wishes to share, or store personal data about citizens of the EU we will need to comply with the existing EU Directive and the new GDPR Regulation.  The UK will therefore have to comply, to the letter, of the new EU regulation. In a nutshell, now the UK has decided to leave the EU, if we wish to trade with the EU we will need to comply in full with EU Data Protection Laws; we will therefore need to embrace GDPR regardless of whether we are in or out of the EU club.

The GDPR will become law on 25th May 2018 well before the two year countdown triggered by Article 50, and it is doubtful given the other time pressures upon Parliament that this legislation will be amended anytime soon.

 The issues to be covered include

  • The scope of the Regulation to include the territorial applicability
  • The differences in the definitions under the 1998 Act
  • The differences in the Principles under the 1998 Act
  • A detailed analysis of ‘consent’ and ‘legitimate business interests’
  • The new obligations on both the Data Processor and the Data Controller
  • The new data breach reporting requirements
  • The differences between the Rights under the 1998 Act
  • The differences to the exemptions from the 1998 Act
  • The role of the Data Protection Officer under the Regulation
  • The role of the Regulator – consequences of non-compliance, sanctions and penalties
  • The One-Stop-Shop Principle
  • Data Portability
  • Privacy Impact Assessments and Privacy By Design
  • Codes of Conduct and Certification
  • International data transfers
  • The practical steps you should undertake for implementation of the Regulation
  • Brief details about the related Directive for law enforcement agencies

Course Material

Following requests from attendees of previous RQA events we are pleased to offer course material in PDF format for delegates attending this course. 

The advantages of this include

  • Ability for delegates to keep material on a mobile device
  • Ability to review material at any time pre and post course
  • Environmental benefits – less paper being used per course

The material will be emailed in advance of the course and RQA will not be providing any printed copies of the course notes during the training itself. Delegates wishing to have a hard copy of the notes should print these in advance to bring with them. Alternatively delegates are welcome to bring along their own portable devices to view the material during the training sessions.


Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fees. Accommodation should be booked direct with hotels in Edinburgh. The following link will take you to a number of hotels where special rates have been negotiated. This is a service not run by RQA. http://www.successfuleventslive.co.uk/5th_Global_QA_Conference_2017

Course Programme

Full programme available soon

Back to list