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GDPR for HR Practitioners

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Our GDPR training courses offer a structured learning path to equip HR practitioners with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to achieve GDPR compliance.

Delivered by our GDPR specialists, our training sessions are built on the foundations of extensive practical experience gained advising on GDPR compliance.

This one-day course provides a complete introduction to the GDPR, and an overview of the implications and legal requirements for organisations, including responding to individuals exercising their data rights, data protection impact assessments (DPIAs) and data breach reporting.

We recognise that HR practitioners will play a central role in GDPR compliance, and we provide a practical, step by step approach to take back to the workplace and successfully implement a GDPR compliance project.

This interactive programme provides the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, sharing experiences and adding depth to the overall learning experience.



Topics covered in the day

Introduction and Where to Start

  • What is GDPR?
  • The difference between GDPR and the Data Protection Act
  • Step 1 – the data audit
  • How to run a successful compliance project

What’s involved?

  • Your Data Protection Officer and other roles to support compliance

  • Conditions for processing personal data

  • Fair processing, privacy and consent notices

  • Retention periods

  • Subject access requests

  • Data portability

  • Dealing with data breaches

  • Compliance auditing

  • 3rd party data processors

  • Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA)

The Role of IT

  • How IT can support your compliance objectives

  • Data security

 Special Conditions

  • Children’s data

  • Sensitive data

  • Additional measures for dealing with special conditions


  • Employee awareness

  • Additional training for data processors

 Case Studies

  • ABC Ltd – compliance project
  • Banana Consultancy Services – implementation of new computer system
  • ABC Ltd – data breach

This training day will run from 10:00-16:00 with three scheduled breaks throughout the day

Trainer: Gwen Christie

Gwen Christie is an independent GDPR practitioner with a background in HR management and employment law. Gwen works  with SMEs to help them achieve their business objectives whilst minimising data protection and employment law risks. Gwen believes strongly in enabling HR practitioners to add real value to their organisations by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to make a real difference.

She has worked across a broad range of industries, from manufacturing to media, including charities and Local Government. Recently Gwen has been focusing on guiding clients through structured GDPR compliance programmes, breaking down barriers in understanding by simplifying the process and enabling her clients to take forward their own GDPR compliance programme.

After a successful generalist HR career in industry, culminating in her role as HR Director in the pharmaceutical industry, Gwen branched out on her own, and for the last 14 years she has run her own consultancy business, working with clients on a consultancy basis on mergers and acquisitions, large scale redundancies and TUPE transfers, bespoke management development programmes and organisational development. Gwen is a Fellow of the CIPD (FCIPD).

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel, Knightsbridge, London
21 Lowndes Street
London, SW1X 9ES United Kingdom
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