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Data Protection for Start-ups

 Two lunchtime workshops are being organised by the University of Southampton to help start-ups ensure that they continue to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Details of the workshop content can be found below. These workshops are free to attend, but please register on Eventbrite so that we have correct numbers for catering purposes.  Lunch will be provided.

Register Workshop 1  

05/02/19 Workshop 1: The Basics of Mapping Data Flows

One practical step towards GDPR compliance is data flow mapping. This practical approach can help start-ups to: demonstrate compliance with the GDPR; reveal gaps between the regulatory framework and current practices; mitigate risk; provide a knowledge-base for robust decision-making; and highlight areas for further legal training. However, for data flow mapping to be effective, it is crucial that we first understand what we are mapping in terms of data protection.

The purpose of this workshop therefore is to raise awareness of the important role that data flow mapping can play in responsible data sharing and re-usage, together with three main legal areas for concern:

1. How personal and non-personal data are legally-defined.
2. The types of processing are considered as likely to be a high-risk under the GDPR.
3. The different types and levels of measures that are required to control different processing activities.


12/02/19 Workshop 2: The Basics of Complex Data Flows

Given the rise of globalisation and automation, data flows are becoming increasingly complex. The purpose of this workshop therefore is to help start-ups navigate:

1. How the GDPR regulates transnational transfers of personal data, which includes:
a. How controllers and processors are legally-defined.
b. The ways in which controllers and processors are subject to the GDPR.
c. The difference between “mere transit” and “restricted transfers” of personal data.

2. How the GDPR regulates automated decision-making and profiling, which includes:
a. What types of automated decision-making are prohibited.
b. An overview of the requirement to provide meaningful information about the logic involved.

Book a meeting space

We have 11 meeting rooms all of which can be configured in a number of different ways to cater for your meeting or event. Please use the two links below to book a meeting room either as a tenant or a visitor to the University of Southampton Science Park

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