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GDPR 101


Saturday 7 April 2018


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NUJ Suite 12a 111 Piccadilly Manchester M1 2HY


This one-day training course is aimed at freelance journalists who are members of Manchester and Salford NUJ and covers all the issues affecting those who operate as sole traders. It will cover:

  • Who needs to register and why? The impact for creators and “traders”/business entities and the implications of breaches.
  • Data consent – what is needed (and how do you do it), covering journalism/literature and art/photography and images, corporate and “retail” work; additional sensitivities regarding vulnerable individuals, children (and “authorised adults”), mental capacity (and power of attorney or equivalent), online policy statements and everyday “business to business” communication.
  • Data retention – How long is “necessary” and why? The inconsistencies of GDPR and copyright; HMRC, defamation limitation period; “creative longevity” – the “post-mortem” implications. What is “no longer than is necessary”? Can you maintain achives such as “cuttings files” and samples of one’s work ?
  • Data storage – Safeguarding paper and electronic records; the “cloud”; e-mail, passwords and encryption.

The format of the day will be fairly informal, using source documents, group work (but no role play), and based on working from existing knowledge levels. Copies of some documents and relevant supporting notes will be provided. (The training is provided for guidance only and where doubt persists or specific details are required, qualified legal advice should be sought.)


This event is for NUJ members only. Please consider joining the NUJ if you would like to attend this event.

Further details and contact information

Louise Bolotin

Tags: , GDPR, data protecttion, data protection act, data storage, freelance