Course Description

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into effect in May 2018 marking the biggest change in data protection law for 20 years.

The new Regulation will impose many legal obligations on organisations that control or process data and give new rights to those whose personal data is being held. The financial penalties for non-compliance are substantial so it is essential that your organisation is fully prepared as early as possible. 

GDPR applies to all organisations, however big or small. At this half-day workshop you’ll learn about the principles of GDPR and start to develop your practical 6-point plan for getting your organisation safe, secure and compliant. 

This FREE workshop and follow-up support is for social enterprises and community businesses who are eligible and have registered on the EnhanceSE Social Enterprise programme – check and register HERE

Booking for this workshop is via Eventbrite, BOOK NOW 

Any questions about the workshop, please contact:

Helen Vines, Cosmic - [email protected]

This event is being hosted by Cosmic, in partnership with the Devon rural Social Enterprise Network.

Aims & Objectives

  • Principles of GDPR
  • Data reviews
  • Identifying data types
  • Planning data
  • Data cleansing
  • Data storage
  • Data breach plan
  • Q and A

About your tutor

Kate is Joint CEO of Cosmic, one of the leading social enterprises in the South West, and recognised across the UK for its achievements and ongoing development. Kate is a girl geek having spent 18 years in the IT industry, many of which running a wholly female owned IT software business.

Kate specialises in Digital Futures and the strategic use of Digital to transform business processes. She is passionate about ensuring businesses use the full range of digital services available to them to give them the edge they need to thrive, particularly in the rural economy.

“Cosmic-Kate” is rapidly becoming known at “GDPR-Kate” having delivered many workshops on the new regulations to public, private and third sector audiences.

Ways to book


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