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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) briefing session

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Training Event

GDPR is a new EU regulation covering data protection and stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It will come into force on 25 May 2018 and replaces our current Data Protection Act 1998 and the Electronic Communications Regulations 2003.


There will be new obligations for all companies regarding personal data and new rights for individuals. Nurseries must recognise that GDPC isn’t a set of guidelines for best practice, it’s a new set of laws.


The main focus of GDPR is consent and the right to privacy for individuals. In practice this means making sure that everyone (parents, staff, past customers etc.) knows what data you hold on them, has agreed that you can hold their data and knows what you intend to

do with it, who you might share it with (if anyone) and how long you are likely to keep it.

Individuals will have the right to be forgotten and the right to object to certain types of data use.


Learning outcomes


What should I be doing now to prepare for the GDPR?

Don’t wait but also don’t panic! You have time to prepare if you start now. This session will provide a platform for you to ask questions and we will also be discussing the following areas:


  • Fines

  • What GDPR does

  • Define Personal Data

  • Define Sensitive Data

  • Rights of Data Subjects

  • Definition of Data Controllers & Processors

  • The six principles of GDPR

  • Next steps

Additional information



Course categories
Early Years Foundation Stage / Leading and Managing
Early Years Foundation Stage subcategories
Leading and Managing subcategories
Target Audience
Children's Services (B&HCC) / Early Years Providers
target audience
Course pre-requisites
Brighton Town Hall - Committee Room 3, Brighton Town Hall, Bartholomew Square, Brighton
Event Trainers
Paul Platts
Pricing Bands
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
Tier 4
Tier 5
Start Date
Monday 29 January 2018
End Date
Monday 29 January 2018
10:00 - 12:00
Number of Sessions