Keeping in touch with your supporters: keeping yourself right with data protection law (Sold out)

Registration: 13:00 | Event 13:00 - 16:00


Online Event

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

During this difficult time when so many venues are closed, we are keeping in touch with our audiences, supporters and followers virtually. Of course some events can take place online and as a result you may obtain more contact information and personal data than you usually do, but what can you do with that lawfully? The proper use of personal data is important, not only to ensure compliance with the law but also to maintain the trust of supporters. This session will provide you with an understanding of the law, using practical examples from the sector to bring the topic to life.

About the trainer

Laura Irvine, partner at Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP is a regular contributor to A&BS events and seminars. She is passionate about data protection, privacy and information law and was part of the only legal team in the UK to have successfully overturned a data breach fine imposed under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Laura advises provides clients across all sectors on how to implement the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018. She wrote the GDPR Guide for the Law Society of Scotland and worked as a subject matter expert on an immersive GDPR training app.

Laura is a director of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and a co-founder of Protectors of Data Scotland, a MeetUp group of ‘data protection geeks’ with almost 400 members.


"Laura Irvine is the best speaker I have ever heard on this subject - and I have heard a few! I would prioritise her sessions!" Kirsten Howie, Scottish Opera

"If you want understandable, invaluable information and a great speaker then book now!" Thomas Kinney-Nicol, Horsecross Arts

"Laura is very good - down to earth and explains things in a simple, clear manner. Also very generous with personal, specific advice, which is appreciated." Beyond the GDPR Attendee

"It's a must, simplifies GDPR, reassures and gives confidence." Sarah Leary, Scottish Dance Theatre

"Really accessible session, easy to understand - enjoyed the myth busting. Put me at ease and made me feel less concerned about the topic." Rachael Prothero, Horsecross Arts

"It was excellent in confirming best practice in gathering and sharing data, as well as storing it." Vikki Reilly, Publishing Scotland

"Laura not only knows her topics, she has a fabulous commitment to her audience. Her enthusiasm is catching. I wanted to know more. I am interested to look at cases she sited and websites too. Good points of reference." Barbra Campbell




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£70 + VAT for non-members

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