This morning Bond Williams held their third specialist HR Seminar so far this year for HR professionals: “GDPR: Countdown to the Perfect Storm” at Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club in Southampton. Both Robert Wassall LLB, Managing Director of DataHelp and Andy Miles CEO of ThinkMarble gave specialist talks on getting ready for the GDPR and exactly what it will mean for different organisations.
The challenge of finding out what you need to do, even where you need to start, can seem huge. And finding the time and resource to do this (while continuing with ‘business as usual’) can seem like an overwhelming task – a Perfect Storm. The event this morning focused on the information security ‘fire triangle’ of people, process and technology that are the key components of getting ready for the GDPR, and Robert and Andy took us through how to ‘weather’ that storm.
As we know, the GDPR will significantly change and update the data protection regime in the UK. Given that clients deal with a raft of personal data on a daily basis, today’s workshop touched on the marketing, HR, IT and security aspects of the regulations and ensured an understanding on how to comply with the new regime.
DataHelp are data protection experts and thought leaders who specialise in helping businesses get ready for the GDPR by moving from a mindset that compliance is a ‘box-ticking exercise’ to a mindset of managing personal data sensitively and ethically. Robert has over 30 years’ experience in the legal profession, mostly as a Partner in major regional law firms, he founded DataHelp in 2014.
Andy is the CEO of ThinkMarble which he founded in 2013. ThinkMarble are Cyber & Information Security thought leaders who specialise in helping businesses become aware of their security vulnerabilities. The team are highly skilled digital security experts, (many of whom have worked in the MOD or alongside HM Government), with additional specialisms in regulatory compliance, IT Forensics and strategy UK.
Chris Pestell, Principal Consultant at Bond Williams Professional says:
“This morning’s seminar was a real success and it was great to see the HR professionals who attended looking to get ahead of the regulations, take time to understand what changes will be needed, and what steps they need to take to implement these processes right now. We would like to say thank you to both of our speakers Robert and Andy who are working hard to educate professionals about ensuring their adherence with GDPR and spreading the message of how this plays such a big part in the continued success of businesses in this sector.”