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This new series of workshops will take a detailed and practical look at the impending implementation (from 25 May 2018) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a major milestone moment in data protection law.
28 February 2018Starts: 09:30Ends: 15:30
Novotel Birmingham Centre Hotel70 Broad StreetBirminghamWest MidlandsB1 2HT[See map]
£295.00 excl VAT
£195.00 excl VAT
*online booking for this event has closed. Bookings can now be made by phoning 020 7543 5892.
The workshop will address the potentially significant impact of the GDPR on public sector procurement and contracts. It will cover the key changes the GDPR will introduce to the current data protection rules, explain how contracts should be reviewed and updated as well as bring you up to speed with all the latest guidance from the Information Commissioner. There is no doubt that the GDPR will require a major step change in how procurement teams operate and process personal data and protect the rights of data subjects. Fines for some GDPR breaches can be up to 4% of worldwide annual turnover – time is already running out for procurement teams to get ready.
The GDPR introduces new and stringent breach notification measures which will make it mandatory to report where a data breach is likely to result in a risk for the rights and freedoms of individuals. Notification must occur within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach. Individuals will also be given powers to ask companies to delete their personal data from their systems (‘the right to be forgotten’) and to request information about how their data is being used, within 30 days (‘a subject access request’). This means that procurement and contracts teams in public sector organisations put in place comprehensive contractual terms in their agreements with suppliers.
The workshop will support procurement, commissioners, finance, solicitors, project managers, auditors and contract managers who need a working knowledge of GDPR and contracts. The workshops will offer an update on the latest guidance behind this significant change in legislation and help to ensure that your compliance programme is on track, and an opportunity to raise any outstanding issues with GDPR experts.
The workshop will:
Four and a half
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Mohamed Hans joined CIPFA in 2004 after working as a senior commercial solicitor for a number of West Yorkshire local authorities. He is an expert on the European Public Procurement Rules and has written extensively on this topic as well as developed widely used practitioner toolkits. He is also invited to speak at conferences (UK and abroad) and is often the first point of contact for practitioners understanding complex procurement issues. He manages the CIPFA Procurement & Commissioning Network which has nearly 100 member authorities.
GDPR And Public Sector Contracts - Are You Ready?