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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Conference: Copdock Hall, Ipswich

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The 25th May 2018 may seem some time away, however, to plan for compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take most companies’ and businesses, time to prepare.

MENTA’s GDPR Conference will provide expert advice on planning for GDPR and insights into the new legislation and how to ensure compliance.

GDPR is the most significant business legislation change in a generation and is the biggest data protection reform in 20 years.

To build greater awareness MENTA, supported by the BSI Group are holding a conference on Tuesday 7th November at the impressive Copdock Hall, Ipswich from 9.30am until 12.30pm

The event will outline the impending regulation and the challenges facing businesses, as well as offering solutions and ideas on implementing management systems to meet the new requirements.

Guest speakers will give their perspective on the regulation change.

Robert Masson of The DPO Centre, a nationwide specialist, GDPR compliance consultancy, will explain why this regulation will have a profound effect on businesses. Robert will provide practical steps to take in order to ensure compliance prior to the 25th May 2018 deadline.

Claire Brooks of Box-it East, based in Bury St Edmunds will explain the importance of hard copy document security, management  and the importance of clear indexing.

Colin Mayson of the BSI Group will focus on the various ISO certifications and how assurance and certification validates processes and procedures and how these help businesses to demonstrate that they have embedded best practice within their organisation.

Jo Hocking of Hugh J Boswell will provide tips and ideas on what insurance options are available to mitigate the risks.

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions about GDPR and take part in relaxed business networking over refreshments.

Alex Till, CEO of MENTA said, “We are delighted to be hosting this conference and supporting the business community by sharing knowledge and best practice.

“It is such an important subject which will effect so many businesses, including SME’s and micro businesses. We’ve planned masterclasses to be held on various dates after the conference to ensure owners and staff have the in-depth knowledge and information they need to comply with the new regulation.”

To book tickets to the conference go to https://www.menta.org.uk/event/general-data-protection-regulation-conference

For the Ipswich masterclass https://www.menta.org.uk/masterclass/the-gdpr-essentials-guide and for the Bury St Edmunds,  https://www.menta.org.uk/masterclass/the-gdpr-essentials-guide-2