UK & Ireland
October 27, 2016


Please join WEConnect International in Europe for a free afternoon workshop offering an insight into the Data Protection Act and its impact on SMEs. This session will be presented by Punam Tiwari, Senior Legal Counsel at Gibbs S3 Limited, one of our certified women-owned businesses. The workshop is being hosted by American Express at their central London office near Victoria.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 27, 15:30-17:00

Location: American Express, Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9TQ

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Background and why the Data Protection Act was needed in first place
  • Statistics on businesses in UK that are hit by cyber attacks
  • Relevance of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) now that Brexit has happened
  • Timing of the implementation of GDPR
  • Key differences between the Regulations and existing Act
  1. Security and breach reporting requirements
  2. Sanctions to be imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if non-compliance
  3. Data Protection Impact Assessments
  4. Data Protection Officers – when organisations need to appoint one and what their roles are
  5. Compliance tips for organisations

Punam’s presentation will last about 45 minutes which will be followed by time for Q&A and group discussion.

There are 20 places available for this free workshop so if you are interested in attending, please sign up online here: