Organisations of all types and sizes in the UK need to ensure that they will comply with the GDPR. The first step is to understand how this new regulation on data privacy and protection will impact your operations and use of data. You will then need to determine the risks and shortcomings inherent in your current approaches, and create an action plan meet the new requirements within the required timescale.
Drawing on expert knowledge in both data processing and privacy laws, Northdoor offers a structured approach to helping you tackle the challenges of the GDPR – and unlock its potential benefits.
What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. Designed to streamline data privacy law across Europe and better protect the privacy rights of all EU citizens, the GDPR will dramatically change data protection as we know it. With financial penalties for non-compliance potentially running into tens of millions of euros, it is vital that all businesses, large and small, understand the impact of the new regulation on their activities and achieve compliance before the deadline.
How Northdoor can help
The Northdoor GDPR Quick Start Assessment Workshop is a fully facilitated one-day workshop to initiate an internal review of your data protection practices in the run-up to the GDPR. This expert-led workshop will guide you through the regulation and help you launch a comprehensive response.
Representing an ideal opportunity to engage senior management and key stakeholders, the GDPR Quick Start Assessment Workshop introduces the challenges and opportunities of the GDPR, highlights potential barriers and complexities within your organisation, and helps you understand how to overcome these obstacles.
The workshop is tailored to each organisation’s specific needs and cover the following core topics:
GDPR overview and impact assessment
Background on EU privacy frameworks
Comprehensive overview of the GDPR, including key regulatory objectives and a comparison with its predecessor, the EU Data Protection Directive.
Detailed overview of the new requirements and how they may impact your current data handling processes.
Data protection and privacy: risks and penalties
Overview of privacy concepts and definitions, examination of key relationships and how privacy applies to the organisation’s footprint and data-processing activities
Facilitated group discussion about privacy risks to your organisation
The GDPR hierarchy: overview of regulation of the GDPR, including its supervisory authorities, courts and the European Data Protection Board
Analysis of organisational risk under the GDPR, including a review of your organisation’s current data protection and privacy processes
Full overview of fines and penalties for non-compliance, with examples of recent legal cases involving organisations similar to your own.
Building a GDPR response programme
Insight into the key components of an effective privacy management system, exploring appropriate approaches for your organisation to begin its own privacy governance initiative
An overview of assurance mechanisms, certifications, frameworks, and tools used by organisations to manage privacy risk related to the GDPR
Industry-benchmark review and discussion into the applicability of key GDPR components
Open discussion on high-level management goals and priorities, and the creation of a draft document detailing agreed short-, mid- and long-term GDPR-compliance goals
Assistance in setting measurable objectives and key milestones to support over-arching goals, ensuring identification of achievable success criteria
Formalisation of your internal privacy structure, identifying key staff and responsibilities.
Key outcomes of your GDPR workshop
Improved knowledge and understanding of data privacy issues and the requirements of the GDPR among your senior stakeholders
Ability to quickly identify key GDPR risks and opportunities
Creation of a tailored GDPR project action plan setting out key organisation-specific points for consideration.
Benefits of the Northdoor GDPR Quick Start Assessment Workshop
On completing our one-day workshop, you will be well-positioned to champion the benefits of developing robust privacy processes that meet GDPR requirements within your organisation, and you will be able to explain the risks of non-compliance. Other benefits include:
Development of a process for more effective decision-making around data usage
Internal buy-in to privacy objectives so you can acquire the resources you need
Enhanced competitive advantage through better stewardship of personal and private data relating to employees, partners and customers.
Who should attend?
We recommend this workshop for all key stakeholders and senior management. Attendees are likely to include:
CPO or DPO
CIO / CISO and the wider IT team
Senior HR Professionals
Business Line Leaders
This one-day interactive workshop is tailored to meet your needs and delivered by expert Northdoor consultants at your offices. Northdoor then works off-site for a further two days to document and present back the findings.
Take the next step
To find out how Northdoor can help you achieve GDPR compliance faster and more effectively, please contact us to arrange a workshop.