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Queen Mary Leads on EU Data Protection Training

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London trained a Professional Services Firm on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect on 25 May 2017.

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The three day course, led by Professor Anne Flanagan, aimed to bridge the gap between what businesses have done under the previous Directive to what they must do under the GDPR to remain compliant.

The course covered the Regulation’s basic definitions and implementation of its operational principles as well as the core elements of various standards for information security management.

By the end of the course, the participants were able to discuss why personal data is sought for commercial use, including ‘big data’ analytics, articulate the basic elements of the fair information processing principles, and explain some of the concerns about computerised processing of personal data that led to the development of the fair information processing principles.

After congratulating the participants for competing the course, Professor Anne Flanagan said: “The training programme was very successful in providing an overview of the data protection framework and practical scenarios where personal data were processed.

The course overall has explained the origins of EU data protection and why these concerns still matter.”

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