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NTU: GDPR for SMEs – are you ready?

9 March, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Nottingham Trent University’s Legal Advice Centre invites local small and medium organisations from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to get involved in this Enabling Innovation event.  Moreover, at this event we will be exploring GDPR.  Furthermore, the Legal Advice centre will be joined by experts from Mills & Reeve.

What’s included?

The following topics will be covered:

  • 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, then please contact Carlota Gonzalez Laynez.


  • 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)

Expert speakers

Paul Knight and Helen Tringham, both of whom are Principal Associates at 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.

Further information and registration

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

Not only that, but this event is part of a series of Legal Advice Seminar events.  Further details follow:

What’s more, these events are repeated throughout the year.  To find out more about when you can join our events, contact the Legal Advice Centre.

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.  This programme supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.  Furthermore, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

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).


9 March
8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Nottingham Trent University


Park Plaza Nottingham
41 Maid Marian Way
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6JD United Kingdom
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0844 415 6730


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