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GDPR for SMEs: Are you ready?

Enabling Innovation - Legal support for SMEs

Legal Advice Centre
Seminars | Workshops

Join the Legal Advice Centre for a seminar on understanding GDPR and how to comply for SMEs

  • From: Wednesday 2 May 2018, 9 am
  • To: Wednesday 2 May 2018, 3.30 pm
  • Registration: 8.45 am
  • Location: Park Plaza Hotel, Nottingham, NG1 6GD
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Tuesday 1 May 2018, 5.00 pm
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Event details

Nottingham Trent University’s Legal Advice Centre invites local small and medium organisations from the D2N2 area (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) to get involved this Enabling Innovation event exploring GDPR.

The Legal Advice centre will be joined by experts from Mills & Reeve.

Topics Include:

  • An overview of data protection legislation and anticipated trends related to the GDPR
  • Key concepts
  • Case studies: Reinforcing key concepts to look at what is and isn’t covered by the GDPR
  • Data Protection Officers
  • Outlining the six key principles that must be adhered to comply with the GDPR
  • Looking at appropriate technical and organisational measures for SMEs and sole traders to implement
  • Explaining restrictions on sending marketing emails / SMS messages and on making marketing calls

Delegates will also have the opportunity to sign up to a 1-to-1 session with our experts from 3:30 pm. If you would like to book your slot before the event, please contact Carlota Gonzalez Laynez

Speakers: Paul Knight and Helen Tringham, Principal Associates -  Mills & Reeve

Paul heads up the team of Commercial, IP and IT lawyers based in Mills & Reeve’s Manchester office. He is the primary contact at Mills & Reeve for a number of clients, including the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Helen has significant experience in advising clients in relation to data protection matters and preparation for the GDPR, having carried out information audits for a number of clients in recent months. Helen has also helped clients deal with data breaches and individuals exercising their rights under existing data protection legislation.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

This informative session is a great opportunity for SMEs to discover more about how NTU can help their business with legal and innovation support. The event is free to attend for all businesses eligible to the Enabling Innovation programme and refreshments will be provided.


8:45       Registration and breakfast

9:00       Welcome, introduction to NLS Legal Advice Centre and Enabling Innovation

9:10       Key concepts – case studies, data protection officers and principles

10:30      Coffee Break and networking

11:00     Processing personal data – consent, retention and security

12:30     Lunch

13:00     Data sharing – accountability, privacy notices and breach management

14:20      Overview on individuals’ rights, employability context and marketing

15:20      Action plan

15:30 1-to-1 sessions (optional)

Booking information

This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Location details


Park Plaza Hotel


Past event

Still need help?

Carlota Gonzalez Laynez
0115 848 4174