GDPR – the update

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We had 40 people from the industry attend the GDPR Training Course in London last week (something of a record!). Indeed, we actually had a waiting list for places!

This was an excellent mix of retailers, distributors and publishers and we all learned a huge amount during the excellent training given by Michael of Laytons LLP.

If any of you would still like to attend the training, we are looking to run another session at Laytons solicitors in February 2018. Please contact alice@mia.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Anyway, in the meantime, here are just a few “take-aways” that we got from the informative session……

  1. The ICO website is a huge and (fairly) easy to understand resource that is worth using
  2.  https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/
  3. The real need to understand where all your data is kept (eg cloud, offsite server)
  4. Is this data inside or outside the EU… It’s a bigger issue if it’s outside
  5. The real need for proper supplier contracts with anyone processing your database (as in 3)
  6. The sensitivity of holding data on children aged under 16, (this may change to 13)
  7. In general paulmc@mia.org is not classed as personal data
  8. paulmc@gmail.com, however, is!
  9. Sole trader and partnership data can be seen as personal data
  10.  In general B2B comms are less “critical” to GDPR than B2C

To sum up, May 25th, 2018 is not the date to start looking at all of this!

Check out the GDPR box on the MIA website for more articles that may be of use to your business.