"Once more unto the breach...": Avoiding the pitfalls of the GDPR

The Embassy Room, British Hotel, North Quay, Douglas
Thursday, 27 April 2017
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Peter Cannell, Advocate & Chartered Secretary, Quinn Legal

With the deadline for compliance looming, this topical seminar will provide guidance to all in how to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Data protection affects us all; not only in business but in our personal lives too. It has been a long journey since the original data protection legislation was introduced in 1986.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) brings in a new chapter that should be evolutionary, not revolutionary. However, with compliance focus being on anti-money laundering, countering the financing of terrorism and bribery, data protection has become the poor cousin of the compliance world and, for many, the upcoming changes will only be revolutionary.

Importantly, businesses have until May 2018 to ensure compliance with the GDPR.

Learning Outcomes:

This session will provide members with learning in the following key areas:

  • Explore the history behind and important changes enacted by the GDPR

  • Greater understanding of the new enforcement powers

  • Consider the key steps required to ensure compliance

  • Awareness of the importance of cyber security and its role in compliance

Speaker Biography:

An Advocate and Chartered Secretary at Quinn Legal, Peter Cannell is an expert advisor on corporate and commercial matters and has become the go-to man for guidance on unusual corporate structures and transactions as well as a wide range of governance and compliance matters such as the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Prominent as a regular speaker at public and corporate workshops, Peter delivers engaging topical talks on a range of subjects from the GDPR and Disability Discrimination Act, to anti-money laundering and changes in Isle of Man regulations.

Tickets are free for both CII & PFS members and for non-members.

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  • North Quay
  • Douglas
  • IM1 4LB
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CII Accredited

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1 hour's CPD can be claimed for this event if relevant to your learning and development needs.

It is recommended that you keep any evidence of the CPD activity you have completed and upload copies to the recording tool as the CII may ask to see this if your record is selected for review. Details of the scheme can be viewed online at www.cii.co.uk/cpd.