GDPR: what do US and Canada-based franchisors need to do?


Date: 13 June 2017
Time: 16:00 UTC   


We are delighted to invite you to a webinar on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and cyber security legal compliance on the 13th June 2017.

How will the GDPR affect franchisors? 

The structure of many franchised operations creates unique challenges for preserving consumer privacy and protecting personal information. The introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 will bring significant change to the privacy landscape and new challenges for US and Canada-based franchisors that process data from Europe. 

Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - the law with the potential to impose fines set at 4% of world-wide turnover - will apply to any entity, anywhere in the world, that processes personal information about European residents, or monitors their behaviour. This means that any US or Canada-based franchise serving European countries needs to pay attention to the GDPR and prioritise compliance, in particular in an age of increased cyber risk. 

On receiving your acceptance, we will send you full details on how to join the webinar. 

Would you like to attend?

The programme

Who should attend? 

This webinar is designed to help US and Canada-based franchisors and franchise attorneys understand the new GDPR and how to prepare for it. We will cover key topics including: 

  • Notice and consent wording 
  • 'Data ownership' – what's achievable? 
  • Cyber risk – the impact on your brand
  • Preparing for new data breach notification laws
  • Updating your franchise agreement and manual
  • Mitigating supply chain risk 
  • International data transfers
  • Franchisee misuse 
  • Dealing with new GDPR rights – data portability and the right to be forgotten

Contact / Registration

For further information or to register please contact: events@twobirds.com