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Get to grips with data regulation changes - and avoid a hefty fine

A free event is being held this month to help businesses prepare for the new General Data Protection Regulations, referred to as GDPR, that come into force on May 25, 2018.

South Fens Business Centre

Fenland for Business, the economic arm of Fenland District Council, has organised the interactive event to ensure local businesses make the necessary changes to their data processing before the deadline - and avoid hefty fines for non-compliance.

The event takes place at the South Fens Business Centre in Chatteris on Wednesday, February 28, from 10am to 12pm, and will be led by CRM Insights, a Peterborough-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software company.

The new legislation means organisations must reassess their data policies and procedures. GDPR will impose rigorous requirements for companies to evidence how they collect, store and use data about their customers and staff.

Fines for non-compliance could be up to €20 million or two per cent of global turnover - whichever is highest.

Amongst the many changes to data protection, GDPR will require businesses to prove:

·         the data held about customers and staff is necessary for the business to function and does not include unnecessary details

·         when, where and how contact information has been collected

·         newsletters have been actively subscribed to

·         customers and staff have given permission for their information to be processed, are aware of what information is held about them and how and why this information is processed

·         how they comply with individual preferences, including the 'right to be forgotten'

·         how they actively keep data secure.

Dealing with CRM software, CRM Insights is very aware of the scale of changes companies will need to make to their approach, concepts and strategies for customer engagement and company culture to comply with GDPR.

A spokesperson for Fenland for Business said "GDPR will place greater accountability on businesses to show how they've obtained people's details and keep them secure. Whilst this will provide reassurance for the general public, it's imperative that businesses implement the right changes to their data processing before it's too late."

The event is part of a series of networking sessions organised by Fenland for Business to help companies network and discuss local business issues with expert speakers.

For more information about the event visit: Alternatively, contact the Fenland for Business team on 01354 622506 or email:

Article added: February 19, 2018