Some of York’s leading businesses have joined David Scott of Hethertons Solicitors at the latest York Trusted Professionals (YTP) event to learn more about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
Addressing members of YTP at the meeting at Novotel in York, David discussed how the GDPR would affect businesses when it comes into force on 25 May 2018.
The regulations, part of a European-wide drive to protect individual’s personal information, will require businesses to change their practices when collecting and storing data and could see significant fines for businesses who fail to comply.
Speaking after the YTP meeting in November, David, who is a Senior Associate within the firm’s Employment Law team, said: “With fines of up to 20 million euros for the worst offences, the GDPR is something that has to be taken seriously by all businesses regardless of their size.
“I was delighted to chat with members of YTP about the upcoming rule change and what it would mean for them, in particular when it came to storing personal information about staff members.”
Hethertons Solicitors are leading the way when it comes to informing businesses about GDPR and the firm recently held a talk at its offices in York Business Park on the threat that the regulations posed to businesses, alongside a presentation on the wider issue of cyber security.
It will be holding similar events in 2018 as businesses begin to prepare for the new data protection regime.
If any organisations or business would like David to come to speak with them about how they can prepare for the GDPR, please call 01904 528200 or visit www.hethertons.co.uk