General Data Protection Regulation for Accountants

with Peter Herbert BSc FCA


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Course Overview

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regime takes effect from 25 May 2018. The new regime will have a big impact on any organisation handling the personal data of individuals – and so most accountancy practices will be affected. Whilst much has been written about GDPR, there has been little said about what exactly accounting practices need to do to. This one-hour webinar will provide a very practical guide for practitioners – including a helpful ten-point action plan. Content will include:

  • Background to GDPR, why it is being introduced and where it will and won’t apply
  • Likely required changes to IT security and data encryption
  • Reasons for holding clients’ personal data – and whether and when consent will be needed
  • The right to be forgotten – what it means and what the consequences are for professional firms
  • The likely impact of GDPR on HR procedures and practices
  • Sources of guidance issued by professional accountancy bodies and other organisations
  • Next steps – a ten-point plan for successful implementation of GDPR in the smaller firm

Who Should Attend?

Partners, managers and staff in accounting firms who handle personal client data.

About Peter Herbert BSc FCA

After qualifying in 1993 Peter spent a number of years in industry and now spends much of his time delivering training courses on aspects of financial reporting, auditing, company law and practice regulation, principally to accountants working in professional practice and in industry. When not training, Peter spends much of his time carrying out audit file reviews and practice assurance reviews for firms of accountants, and advising them on issues of financial reporting and audit methodology. This allows him to bring a practical insight to the courses and lectures that he delivers.

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