The EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), due to come into force in May 2018, give people stronger rights to be informed about how their personal information is used. They will also give regulators stronger enforcement powers, including the ability to issue fines of up to €20,000,000 or 4% of annual worldwide turnover for infringements of the regulations.

So retail loss prevention and risk management professionals are invited to attend a workshop on data protection with the UK regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), at the Retail Risk – London conference on March 23rd.

‘Data sharing: are you minimizing the risk?’

The GDPR will clearly be part of the discussion, as the UK anticipates adopting the legislation even as it leaves the EU. Entitled ‘Data sharing: are you minimizing the risk?’ the ICO workshop is aimed at delegates with a role in retail loss prevention and with some knowledge of existing and forthcoming data protection legislation.

Taking the workshop will be Richard Nevinson, Karen Round and Rick Syers, senior policy officers with the ICO’s Policy and Engagement department. They will focus on retailers’ obligations and responsibilities when sharing personal information for loss prevention purposes.

Breakout sessions will provide an opportunity for delegates to speak directly with ICO staff and address key questions around privacy law compliance – what personal information are you sharing? Are you being transparent? Have you assessed the risk?

There will be hypothetical data sharing scenarios, allowing delegates to discuss the issues they need to consider in order to ensure that any sharing of personal information in a loss prevention context is fair and legal.

To participate in the ICO workshop for retailers, register now as a delegate at Retail Risk – London. Retailers can register for FREE by clicking here.