Today, the FCA issued a joint statement with the ICO regarding the implementation of GDPR. You can read the full statement here – the introduction is as follows.
“The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The GDPR will be regulated and enforced in the UK by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Financial services firms will need to consider how the GDPR will apply to them, and ensure that they are ready to comply with the regulations from May 2018. Compliance with GDPR is now a board level responsibility, and firms must be able to produce evidence to demonstrate the steps that they have taken to comply.“
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Seminar
To help firms get to grips with the new regulations, ATEB will be running seminars in April.
Date: 12th April
Timings: 09.30 to 12.30 and 13.30 to 16.30
Location: The Marriott Hotel, Gateshead Metro Centre
Cost: £85 plus VAT per person
In the seminar, we will help firms to:
- understand the new requirements and how they apply;
- identify aspects that need to be considered in preparing for the new rules;
- understand the new relationships between businesses;
- be aware of the implications for non-compliance.
ATEB specialises in helping firms comply with FCA regulations so GDPR is not an area on which we provide detailed advice. Accordingly, we have brought in a specialist presenter to lead the seminar.
About the presenter
Jezz Cobran, i-Secured Limited
Jezz took his first steps in data protection and information security over 10 years ago. Working with FCA and other regulated industries, Jezz helps companies understand and meet their obligations under data protection laws whilst keeping their commercial information secure. His methods are practical, non-technical and make sense to business of all sizes. Jezz is a regular speaker at industry and SME events and is a non-exec to a financial mutual.