The third GDPR Group meeting was held in the Prostrate Cancer HQ near London Bridge and was well attended.
Zoe Rowland of Cancer Research gave a presentation on the work they are doing to identify the personal information processed by each department. A complex process in a large organisation, squeezing what should be 2-3 years work into 13 months. One of the many hurdles they have had to overcome is the lack of understanding of what is personal data, as she said ‘if they don’t think they process personal data, they didn’t understand the question’ . They have modified their approach and now train managers and then assist them through a self assessment.
The presentation was followed by a wide ranging discussion, with a lot of experience shared by the participants. Several commented that the information they had got at the meeting would save them a lot of effort in implementing GDPR.
The next meeting is 20th September, again hosted by Prostrate Cancer.