The Liver Building

General Data Protection Regulations Update: One Year On


Speaker: Jo Morris

Date: Tuesday 4th June, 2019

Time: 13:30 - 16:15

Areas of Law: Management

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S4285


The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA2018) were released on 25th May 2018.  We have seen the first fines under the new regime being handed out under GDPR with Google being fined £44m by the French equivalent of our Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Significant changes needed to be made into the way law firms handled personal data.  How are you getting along with implementing those changes?

If you are the compliance officer or data protection officer what will this mean for you?  Has your role changed? What have you already put in place to be compliant?

This course will help to guide you through the changes looking at the DPA 1998, DPA 2018 and the GDPR considering the following:

  • An introduction – DPA, GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018
  • The SRA Handbook and Risk Outlook in relation to Data Protection
  • Change comparison:
    • Definitions – 27 new definitions in the GDPR
    • Principles – out with the old and in with the new?
    • Data subject rights – enhanced rights
    • Subject access requests
    • Data Protection Officer – what does the role entail
    • Compliance – the reporting of breaches
    • Data Impact Assessments
    • Fines
  • What’s missing – how far have you got?
  • How you can prevent breaches now
  • Update and action plan for the future

Speaker Biographies

Joanna Morris has over thirty years’ experience of working in solicitors practices from being a legal cashier to a practice manager.  Joanna is a consultant having previously worked in a top 40 law firm as a Risk and Regulatory Compliance Training Manager.  She has also worked as the Finance Compliance Manager for the first Alternative Business Structure (ABS) in Wales.  She is a Diploma member of the Institute for Legal Finance and Management (ILFM).  Joanna is a qualified NVQ assessor and holds a Certificate in Education for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Jo was highly commended in June 2011 by the Legal Education and Training Group (LETG) in the category Best Programme for Lawyers for Solicitors Accounts Rules training for Hill Dickinson LLP.  She was also shortlisted in the category of Compliance Trainer of the Year for the Women in Compliance Awards 2014.


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