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HFW's Data Protection practice advises clients on, and resolves issues related to regulations concerning Data Protection.

Our specialised team have experience in guiding clients through the practicalities of the Data Protection Directive and more recently providing training and guidance on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is effective across the EEA from 25 May 2018.

The new GDPR aims to establish a standardised set of rules for Data Protection taking into account significant technological changes which have taken place and impact the use of personal data. The new regulations are enforceable from 25 May 2018. They apply to any organisation which holds information about individuals (personal data) in an automated or manual filing system and either: 1. is established within the EEA or is subject to EU Member State law; 2. offers goods or services to individuals located within the EEA; or 3. monitors individuals within the EEA (for example using online behavioural tracking technology).

HFW has written and designed training courses for our clients around the principles of GDPR. There are two courses available for clients.

  1. 35 minute awareness course which is recommended for all staff to move towards GDPR compliance
  2. A more detailed 12 step course, based on the UK Information Commissioner's Office "12 Step" guidance and on guidance from EU data protection bodies, designed to provide more detailed guidance for project managers on how to get their organisations "GDPR ready".

Further information on HFW's training can be found at www.hfw-gdpr.com

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