The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become law on the 25th  May 2018, introducing new rules for obtaining and storing data, as well as new penalties and powers for the ICO. There is no grace period, so organisations need to ensure they are complying with the new legislation by the start date. GDPR brings in new requirements around transparency, with severe fines for offenders who fail to comply either in holding data, or more severely if the data is lost through a cyber breach. The legislation arrives before Brexit takes place and the UK has decided to adopt the regulation in full and implement its terms in UK law.

GDPR. Four letters that have had many of us exercised and concerned over the past months, but also four letters too many are still ignoring. The Digital community need to lead on this transition, to a new way of treating the data you hold.

Over the course of the day we explore GDPR in its entirety; looking at how it impacts the whole business, not just the user facing end, and covering the important issue of consent as well as the detail of opting in and out. 

Join us to:

  • Plan ahead for the implementation of GDPR, understanding your organisation’s obligations under the new regulations
  • Hear from leading experts in the field of data protection and benefit from unique insights into the implications of GDPR
  • Quiz the panel of experts about what GDPR will mean for your organisation
  • Network with other Digital Leaders from across the public and private sectors
  • Discover how new products can improve data collection and management

After the event you will:

  • understand the broad implications of the General Data Protection Regulation and how will it affect you and your sector
  • begin to work out your GDPR project plan
  • discover some of the tools available to help your transition to GDPR
  • understand the challenges of data security and how can we ensure keep our datasecure
  • understand what the key GDPR requirements surrounding data breaches are and notification of a breach
  • know if you need a Data Protection Officer for GDPR


Last year's Digital Leaders Conference brought together experienced leaders from Government, Business, Local Enterprise partnerships, Growth hubs and Academia to share thought leadership, innovative ideas and industry insight on how the small business sector is adapting to and adopting digital technologies to help them grow and prosper. Watch the film below.

DL Conference 2016: Supporting Digital Adoption and Growth in SMEs