Key changes that will affect market researchers.

As the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force on 25 May 2018, it is imperative for businesses to ensure they are compliant prior to the deadline. Any business not compliant with the new legislation could be fined up to €20 million or 4% of annual worldwide turnover, whichever is greater.

Key changes that will affect market researchers include the following:

  • Greater liability on both data processors and data controllers as data subjects can take direct action against them.
  • Greater business accountability as there are new requirements regarding systems and privacy
  • Mandating the appointment of a Data Protection Officer for businesses involved in regular and systemic monitoring
  • Increase in fines and strengthening of the enforcement regime

MRS Northern Ireland is partnering with Briefed GDPR Compliance Barrister Orlagh Kelly to provide you with key information enabling you to check if your organisation complies with the new legislation.

The following key points will be covered by Orlagh:

  • Why your organisation needs to pay attention to data protection
  • Background to the GDPR
  • The nine key changes to data protection law
  • What these changes might mean for your organisation

This session will be introduced by Albert Hamilton, CEO of CARD Group and Chair of MRS NI.

This event will be of interest to individuals in charities, government, local authorities and businesses who handle data and is open to MRS members, staff of MRS Company Partners and anyone interested in enhancing the reputation of research, developing opportunities for professional networking and best practice exchange in Northern Ireland.

Email to book your place today.


Riddel Hall
Lecture Room 2, Riddel Hall, 185 Stranmillis Road,Belfast,BT9 5EE

Orlagh Kelly was named as one of the top barristers in Northern Ireland in 2013, and was featured in BBC Documentary ‘Barristers’ a ground-breaking documentary giving a behind the scenes look at the job of a barrister.

Orlagh is also the founder and CEO of Briefed, the only data protection training and consultancy agency in Northern Ireland. Fusing her legal background, cyber expertise and training experience, Orlagh works with companies throughout the UK to help them become fully data protection compliant.

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