Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

GDPR & IG – What will be the impact and are we ready for it? – London

January 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

GDPR & IG -What will be the impact and are we ready for it?

23 January 2018 at Hanbury Hall, Spitalfields, Hanbury St | Spitalfields | London

This event is designed as both a spot-check for your preparations -have you got it all covered? and a look at recent relevant experiences that we can all learn from.

Everyone anticipates significant changes when the new GDPR regulations come into effect, but how will it specifically impact on volunteering and volunteer managers, as opposed to fundraisers? Has every organisation taken the same approach and made the same preparations? do we all recognise the same potential issues, and does anyone really understand the full connotations and consequences.

RNLI took the brave decision to implement the GDPR regulations a year early, and are the only large organisation to have done so. Find out what they learnt, why they opted for thi unconventional route and what advice they’d suggest for others.

Alzheimer’s Society have specific experience of broader data protection issues, and will be sharing their Enforcement Notice experience and the key work they took forward as a result of this. The ICO were sadly unable to send a speaker to this event, however this presentation will address the ICO’s role in Alzheimer’s situation.

Paul Jennings, legal expert from Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) will be providing an overview of the legal implications of the new legislation, with suggestions of some of the pitfalls to avoid and an idea of the possible consequences for both large and small organisations.

(subject to change)

1pm Arrivals, registration

1:30 Welcome address from Daniel Ingram, AVM Director

1:35 RNLI: Tom Payne, Data Governance Analyst and Esme Chapman, Data Governance Analyst.

Tom and Esme will be covering RNLI’s approach to GDPR readiness: what was the background to their decision to implement a year early; what factors seemed most relevant to them, and did the results match their expectations? They will share what they learned, and suggest how others may beneft from their experience. They will also address Accountability and Ownership at RNLI and the communication roll-out to staff and volunteers.

2:15 Alzheimers Society: Kate Adams, Head of Volunteering and Amy Symons, Volunteering Support Manager.

Kate and Amy will give us an overview of the situation leading to the Information Commisioner taking action against Alzheimers for their “disappointing attitude’ to data use. They will address the impact of this decision, what actions Alzheimers took, what they learned and how, as an organisation, they were able to channel the experience into positive development and become better prepared for GDPR requirements.

2:55 Table discussions

3:25 Coffee and tea

3:45 Paul Jennings, Partner, BWB

Paul will be guiding us through the legal minefield of what’s allowed, what isn’t; what is clear and what is open to interpretation, and ultimately what can be expected from disagreement or transgression. He will provide a legal interpretation of the governments aims, wishes and intentions.

4:20 Round-up and closing address.

4:30 Optional Q&A session: For those with specific questions for our speakers, this timeslot is available for on-on-one or small group discussions.

5 pm Close


January 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Greville Southgate – AVM
020 7426 9192
greville.southgate @volunteermanagers.org.uk


Hanbury Hall
22 Hanbury Street
London, E1 6QR
+ Google Map

Need an invoice to pay?

No problem. As you follow the online booking process – select the payment option at checkout “Request invoice to pay by BACS or cheque”. You'll then receive your invoice by email which you can pay by BACS, cheque or even online card payment. You'll get a confirmation of your booking, but we'll need to receive the balance before the event.

If you need us to add a payment reference or purchase order number to the invoice – just add it in the “Additional information” section when confirming your billing details at checkout.

Terms and conditions

If you are an AVM member, you need to be logged in to be able to buy tickets at the member rate.

Buying for colleagues?

Remember – if you are buying tickets for colleagues you can only buy tickets at the member rate for them if they are currently members.

Join now

You can join AVM online now to qualify for your event discount. As long as your application is submitted, you can purchase tickets for our events at the member rate. You will need to complete your membership payment, otherwise you will be liable for the non-member price for the event.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations must be received in writing (letter or email) and will be acknowledged in writing.
  • Cancellations received 40–20 days before the start of the event, regardless of date booked, will incur a 25% administration charge.
  • Cancellations received 19–0 days before the start of the event, regardless of date booked, will incur a 100% cancellation charge.


Whilst the programme is correct at time of going to press, AVM reserves the right to change details of the event without notice. Alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control.

Where circumstances force AVM to cancel an event, the liability of AVM shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for tickets to that particular event. AVM is not liable for any consequential loss, such as travel costs you may incur.

Views expressed by speakers are their own. AVM disclaims any liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the event or in any documentation provided to delegates.

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional and training materials for AVM members. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any AVM promotional materials or video recordings.