Managing risk in a post GDPR environment


16th October 2018

Public authorities and businesses can gain practical guidance on managing data protection risk in light of the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018 from upcoming events hosted by Thorntons Solicitors.

Experts from Thorntons’ GDPR and Employment teams will be joined by David Freeland from the Information Commissioner's Office to discuss specific data risks facing organisations. Both events will take place at Thorntons’ offices in November, one in Dundee and the other in Edinburgh.

Topics covered will include potential risks arising from dealing with suppliers to approaching personal data issues with employees such as managing absence, reference requests and workplace discipline. David Freeland will offer invaluable insight on the ICO’s view of risk under the new data protection regime. While discussing these topics, the speakers will also offer practical guidance on how organisations can manage these risks.

The layout of these events will include three presentations followed by Q&A sessions and a GDPR App showcase.

Loretta Maxfield, Associate at Thorntons Data Protection Team, said: “Compliance with the new data protection regime is not always straightforward.  These half day conferences aim to inform organisations, businesses and individuals and give them a clearer understanding of managing risk in some key areas namely within supply chains and responsibilities as an employer.

“Spaces are limited at these sessions so we would encourage early booking. We look forward to welcoming people along and helping them with data protection best practice.”

Thorntons GDPR Conferences take place from 8.45am – 12.45pm on Thursday 1 November in Dundee and Thursday 8 November in Edinburgh. The workshops cost £40 per person and are restricted to two attendees per organisation.

To find out more or to book a place at any of the upcoming sessions visit

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