Monday, 5 March 2018

How to Learn GDPR in a Day - Firebrand One

Learn GDPR in a Day event

As the May 25th deadline moves closer, it’s vital that your business is ready to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The regulation’s impact will be felt across your business, and almost every other business across the UK. From marketing to HR and IT, GDPR will have major implications for every job role.

Fines for non-compliance will increase to as much as €20m or 4% of the previous years’ global annual turnover. Even if your business could withstand that, who would be held responsible, and how long could they remain employed?

Complying with GDPR is more than just avoiding massive fines. Smart businesses will find opportunities; your data is valuable and using it well could mean a competitive advantage as you improve your data protection processes.

Despite the regulation’s imminent arrival and the very real threat of fines, there’s still time to prepare and protect your organisation.

Ready for GDPR compliance in just one day

Firebrand One – Learn GDPR in a Day is your comprehensive one-day event, designed to bring you and your organisation up to speed on the regulation before the 25th May deadline hits.

This one day, central London event is packed with accelerated training and will provide you with the skills and information you need to get compliant quickly.

You’ll learn from a senior data protection expert as you discover:

  • How GDPR will impact your job 
  • Who must comply and who is protected 
  • Quick wins for your company before the deadline 
  • What Brexit will mean for GDPR 

Throughout the day, your instructor will reveal the myths surrounding GDPR, so you can return to the office ready to plan your compliance.

Whether your scrambling to comply with GDPR or need to refresh your knowledge, Learn GDPR in a Day is your fastest way to build your skills.

Who will be your instructor?

Ian Whitten, Learn GDPR in one day
Ian Whitten is a data protection expert with over 14 years’ experience in the subject. Before his passion for GDPR was ignited, Ian taught both data protection and marketing from 2006 to 2018 at a top London university in his role as a Senior Lecturer.

With Ian’s unique background, Learn GDPR in a Day will provide you with a business-led approach to GDPR with a solid practical focus on how you can comply with the regulations and use them to improve your business.

Who should attend?

This Firebrand One event will provide you with an introduction to GDPR and is suitable for anyone who has an interest or responsibility for data protection.

If you handle the personal data of any EU citizen, GDPR will affect you. If you’re working in an organisation that processes personal data of EU citizens, you will benefit from this introduction to the GDPR regulation.

Managers whose work involves collecting, storing, accessing and processing personal data will find GDPR in a Day particularly relevant.

If you’re unsure about whether this course is for you, feel free to contact us at

What will you get?

As well as an in-depth introduction to GDPR, you'll receive:

  • 1 day of accelerated training with a GDPR and data protection expert 
  • A set of ICO self-assessment checklists for ensuring compliance: 
    • GDPR checklist for data controllers 
    • GDPR checklist for data processors 
    • Information security checklist 
    • Direct Marketing checklist 
    • Records Management checklist 
    • Data sharing and subject access checklist 
    • CCTV checklist 
  • Key extracts of the GDPR, chosen by your instructor 
  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day 
  • Key extracts of the GDPR, chosen by your instructor 
  • Lunch, snacks and refreshments provided throughout the day 

What's the agenda?

Below is a breakdown of what you'll learn. The day will start promptly at 8:30am. There will be a break for lunch (which is included in the ticket price) with refreshment breaks throughout the day.

  • Module 1: Where we are now and how did we get here 
  • Module 2: The GDPR 
  • Module 3: How to prepare for the GDPR changes 

The full agenda can be found on the Learn GDPR in a Day Eventbrite page.