Data Protection: what do franchisors need to do?

06 June 2017


12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

We would be delighted if you could join us for a workshop on the General Data Protection Regulation and cyber security legal compliance. 

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 franchisors.

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 franchise serving European countries needs to pay attention to the GDPR and prioritise compliance, in particular in an age of increased cyber risk. 

Who should attend?

This interactive workshop is designed to help franchisors, or those thinking about franchising in the UK and Europe, understand the new GDPR and how to prepare for it. It will be based on a series of case studies, covering issues such as: 

  • Why Brexit won't make the GDPR go away
  • Notice and consent wording 
  • 'Data ownership' – what's achievable?
  • Preparing for new data breach notification laws
  • Updating your franchise agreement and manual
  • You are responsible for your supplier's data errors – how to mitigate supply chain risk
  • International data transfers
  • Dealing with new GDPR rights – data portability,  the right to be forgotten
  • Franchisee misuse 

The discussion will be led by James Mullock, who is highly regarded in the field of data protection and cyber law, and has advised a number of franchise clients on GDPR compliance.

Numbers will be restricted and places allocated on a first come first served basis.

Would you like to attend?

The programme

15.00 - 15:15 - Registration 

15:15 - 16:00 - Workshop part one 

16:00 - 16:15 - Break

16:15 - 17:00
 - Workshop part two

17:00 - 19:30 - Drinks and networking