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Breakfast Networking: GDPR - How should HR prepare?

Start date/time :  5th October 2017 8:00am
End date/time :  5th October 2017 10:00am
Venue :  Hauser Forum, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge, CB3 0GT
Organiser name :  Sara Baxter
Organiser email :
Organiser tel :  01223 746801

An interactive workshop focusing on the steps Human Resources teams should take to ensure both their teams and their organisations are prepared for the GDPR.

Due to the popularity of our first GDPR based Breakfast Networking event in July we thought it necessary to hold another workshop, this time focussing on HR. An employment-based case study will provide a hands-on view at how to successfully prepare for the GDPR. Katie Harris-Wright from Birketts will be leading this seminar.

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force replacing the UK’s existing data protection laws. It may seem some way off but complying with the new law will require a full review of existing data protection policies and procedures and is likely to require the introduction of new measures across your organisation. A failure to properly comply with the new law could result in a fine of up to €20 million, so the stakes are high and this part of European legislation will be implemented in the UK, despite Brexit.

This workshop will focus on the changes that will be introduced by the GDPR, how they will affect employment data and practices and the steps Human Resources teams should take to ensure both their teams and their organisations are prepared for the GDPR. Using an employment-based case study, Katie will examine the key differences between the current and future data protection regimes and explain why it is important to take steps now to ensure you are GDPR ready.


08:00am Registration and networking over coffee and bacon rolls

08:30am: Speaker: Katie Harris-Wright, Birketts

09:30am Further networking and a chance to follow up with the speaker

10:00am Event closes

To attend Members: Any Cambridge Network member may attend, with the focus of the meeting being on members with under 50 staff. There is a small charge of £15+VAT for members to attend. Please register by visiting the event page.

Non-members: Non-members may also attend this session at a fee of £25+VAT, or they may wish to join for £50+VAT and come along to many other networking events for free and breakfast events at the member rate.

The Series

If you would like to speak at a future breakfast meeting, please send details of your proposed topic to Louise Rushworth or Sara Baxter for consideration.

If there is a topic that you would like to learn more about at one of these sessions, please also get in touch with your suggestion. In order to cover our costs for these meetings we will have to charge members £15 / head to confirm your attendance. Please note that the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

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Contact: 01223 746801


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Organisation:  Cambridge Network