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GDPR: Compliance, Current Hot Topics and Focus on DSARs Training Course

There are many pitfalls to avoid when dealing with data protection compliance and DSARs. This Masterclass will bring you fully up to speed with the latest information in this complex area.

27 February 2024
+ 25 June 2024, 5 November 2024 »

from £299

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  • Format: Live online
  • CPD: 3 hours for your records
  • Certificate of completion


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is a minefield of risks and pitfalls that can be very time consuming and costly for your business. The expert speaker will take you through the core concepts and principles, aswell as the more complex areas of rights, data breaches and extra-territorial transfer. With a special focus on the intricacies of how to deal with DSARs, including charges, what needs to be disclosed, and how to deal with post-disclosure problems if they arise. This Masterclass will bring you right up to date with all the latest topics.

This training course is part of our Commercial & Business Law Training Course collection which has been designed for the in-house lawyer.

Benefits of attending

  • Gain a solid overview of the principles and rationale of GDPR
  • Understand the impact of data breaches and non-compliance
  • Learn how to achieve compliance within your business
  • Consider the intricacies of ICO guidance on DSARs
  • Identify and avoid the pitfalls in dealing with DSARs
  • Master how to deal with post-disclosure issues
  • Get up-to-date with the latest GDPR hot topics

Who should attend?

This Masterclass has been designed specifically for:

  • In-house lawyers
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Compliance officers
  • Board members
  • Anyone who uses or possesses personal data

Presenters firm

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Hill Dickinson is a leading and award-winning international law firm with offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong. As a full service law firm, it delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum from non-contentious advisory and transactional work, to all forms of dispute resolution.
Its commitment is to provide a fast and efficient service wherever its clients operate. As its business has grown and diversified, it has recognised the strength and importance of the principles held by its people; putting clients first and operating as one team to realise its goals and share its success. These principles have formed the foundation of its culture and the way its lawyers interact with one another and the firm’s clients. They are what distinguish it and are vital to its future.

The firm is on the panel of a number of national and international organisations and regularly competes against many of the City firms. In recent months they have been able to win a number of panel reviews against City firms.

Clients of the firm include

• Carrs Milling Industries • Co-operative Group • CRH Group • Elstree Film Studios • Halewood International • Health Education England • Iceland Foods • Johnson & Johnson plc • Lavinia Corporation • Lloyds Bank • National Express • Odeon Cinemas • Peel Group • Stobart Group • United Utilities plc • Zeneca Group.

To find out more out what Hill Dickinson can do for you click HERE.

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The GDPR: Compliance, Current Hot Topics and Focus on DSARs course will cover:

GDPR Overview, General Compliance and Hot Topics for 2022

  • GDPR and 2022
  • GDPR rationale
  • Core concepts
  • GDPR 1: Widening
  • GDPR 2: Principles and bases
  • GDPR 3: Rights
  • GDPR 4: Data breaches
  • GDPR 5: Other rules
  • GDPR 6: Extra-territorial transfer
  • Impact of non-compliance
  • Achieving compliance and BaU
  • Questions

Special Focus on Data Subject Access Rights

  • The basics: Article 15, Recitals 63-64
  • ICO guidance
  • Who is responsible to comply?
  • Dealing with DSARs in 9 steps:
  1. Is it a DSAR?
  2. Who is making the DSAR?
  3. Check those time limits!
  4. Is the DSAR sufficiently clear?
  5. Can you charge for this work?
  6. Identify what needs to be disclosed
  7. Communicate the information
  8. Deal with post-disclosure issues
  9. Dealing with post-disclosure problems
  • Key main issues
  • ICO and DSARs
  • Questions

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Mark Weston
Sederby Consulting

Mark Weston is a partner at Hill Dickinson LLP and is the Head of Information Technology, Intellectual Property and Commercial (London). Mark joined the firm from Matthew Arnold and Baldwin LLP where for 12 years he was a partner and Head of the Commercial, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Group, before which he spent several years at Baker McKenzie.

Expertise: Mark’s practice covers both non-contentious and contentious matters in all areas of commercial law, intellectual property law, information technology law, Internet, electronic commerce and on-line services law. He specialises in commercial and Tech issues.

Clients: Just some of Mark’s more well-known clients include Elstree Film Studios, Defaqto, mysupermarket.co.uk, Groupon, RTL Group S.A., Retailcorp Brands LLC, The Gulf Marketing Group, Europcar, Hilton Hotels and the BBC.

Some detail: Mark has extensive experience in advising clients on all manner of commercial matters (such as business planning and solutions, franchising, distribution, agency and marketing) through branding and intellectual property exploitation and licensing, to advice and documentation regarding hardware and software issues (such as development, licensing, maintenance and distribution, SaaS and cloud, Internet transactional solutioning, B2B, B2C and B2G electronic commerce, S-commerce and M-Commerce, social media, outsourcing, facilities management, procurement, IT policies, data protection (privacy), GDPR and freedom of information issues). He has a particular expertise in new digital business and revenue streams. He is also experienced in dealing with software disputes and IT litigation. The increasingly extensive media side of his practice relates primarily to publishing (both real world and digital content), to games and gaming platforms (and particularly transmedia technologies), advising companies about their advertising onscreen, online and in print and managing their public communications strategies generally (dealing with the CMA and ASA in the process) – and also a smattering of television, film and music exploitation.

More unusual:

Mark has previously spent several months on secondment to Hewlett Packard and he has also been seconded to assist in the legal problems arising in new technology companies such as Symbian. From 2000 to 2001, Mark was resident in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie advising US clients on European and UK aspects of IT and electronic commerce law and practice.

Mark is the author of the Legal Practice Companion, a parallel text book at several law schools, the editor of the IP and Media Law Companion as well as the rest of the Companion series of books published by Bloomsbury Professional, Tottels, Cavendish Publishing and Oxford University Press. He has noted numerous reports for the IT Law Reports and is widely published in Computing, Computers & Law, Computer Law & Security Report, IT Law Today, Intellectual Property World, Solicitors Journal and many other journals both online and offline. Mark has also authored articles syndicated in the national and trade press and is regularly quoted in national newspapers. Mark is the author of the Business Names on the Internet chapter in the PLC Ecommerce Manual as well as numerous other articles on various Commercial & IT law topics.

Mark lectures regularly on all Commercial, IP and IT law topics, most recently lecturing at the IBC IT ‘Summer School’ Programme in Cambridge, England; the Falconbury two-day and three-day Commercial Contracts seminars (run several times a year) and IT Contracts seminars (run three times a year) in London; and he has previously lectured at the Annual On-line & Internet Commerce Law Institute seminar in Chicago and tutored at University College London. He also runs a programme of bespoke training schemes on commercial law, IP law and IT law as well as soft skills programmes such as negotiation skills and presentation skills.

Finally, you will have seen that Mark likes blogging and writing books, which are available at all good bookshops! He also appears regularly on BBC1 (usually providing advice on-screen to BBC Watchdog) and also on Sky News as a legal commentator, as well as trying to avoid the huge quantity of pink powder the TV make-up girls want to apply to his increasingly receding hairline.

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NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

27 February 2024

Live online

09:30-13:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-14:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-08:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 13436

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  • EUR 439 509
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25 June 2024

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09:30-13:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-14:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-08:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 13595

  • GBP 299 349
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5 November 2024

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09:30-13:00 UK (London) (UTC+00)
10:30-14:00 Paris (UTC+01)
04:30-08:00 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 13788

  • GBP 299 349
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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.

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