Webinar: Personal data transfers preparation for NI business

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Hosted by the Department for the Economy, with speakers from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), this webinar will focus on the preparations Northern Ireland businesses need to make in order to continue to receive personal data transfers from the European Union, including the Republic of Ireland.

The one hour session will provide the latest information on personal data transfers. The European Commission has recently published a draft positive adequacy decision relating to the UK. However, the decision still awaits ratification and risks remain in relation to possible disruption for EU to UK data flows.

This session will guide businesses in NI through:

  • the latest developments in relation to data transfers
  • what steps businesses should take
  • what preparations they should consider
  • possible future developments in this area

Key topics for discussion include:

  • what personal data is
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and adequacy background
  • adequacy process
  • preparation and practical steps businesses can take

You will also have the opportunity to ask the ICO practical questions about personal data transfers.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 11 March 2021 at 13:00.

Participation is free, but you must register by Wednesday 10 March to attend.

The event is open to all businesses, business representative organisations, and anyone with an interest in the changes to exchange of personal data and how businesses need to prepare for it.

First published 4 March 2021