6th June 2017

GCI and Microsoft Free GDPR Breakfast Briefing Events in London and Manchester

Join GCI and Microsoft to find out how we can help make your journey to GDPR compliance plain sailing.

The two FREE ‘Start Your Journey to GDPR Compliance’ breakfast briefings will be held at the following venues:

  • June 22nd 2017 – Polycom Executive Briefing Centre in London – 
  • July 6th 2017 – The Principal Hotel in Manchester


Attendees can expect to take away the following:

  • Understand the implications of the General Data Protection Regulation on your business.
  • Getting started on the road to GDPR compliance. Discover, Manage, Protect, Report.
  • Tips to enhance GDPR compliance with your existing Microsoft products.
  • An awareness of the solutions that are available to assist in regulating compliance, covering Office 365, EMS, Windows 10, Azure, Skype, Contact Centre and PCI.


To start your GDPR Compliance journey now, please register for the Manchester GDPR event or the London GDPR event

Register for the Free GDPR Event in Manchester hereRegister for the Free GDPR Event in London here

GDPR compliance can be challenging, so we’ve simplified it into a Triple A (AAA) approach. Assessment, Advice, Action.

GDPR Assessment

The stakes are high for UK businesses as the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force on May 25th 2018, requiring every business handling data to meet stringent new requirements or face hefty fines.

“Last year, we issued more than one million pounds in fines for breaches of the Data Protection Act so it’s not a power we’re afraid to use.” Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner at the ICO


GDPR Briefing Events

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the EU legislation set to replace the existing Data Protection Act (DPA) and it’s far more rigorous. Significantly, organisations will have an obligation to perform data erasure in response to individuals’ exercising their ‘right to be forgotten’ – that is, the right to withdraw their consent to your storing or using their personal data. No organisation is safe from Hacker Attacks nor GDPR:

What’s The Cost of the General Data Protection Regulation?

  • Firms can be fined up to £20m or 4% of their annual turnover.
  • Until May 2018, The Information Commissioner’s Office can only levy £500,000.
  • Tesco – whose breach affected 40,000 customers – would have faced a £14.9m fine under the new GDPR legislation.

GDPR Advice

GDPR is the biggest upheaval in how data is handled in 20 years and there’s now less than a year to become compliant.

Preparing early is key and GCI and Microsoft are here to help. Aimed at business decision makers including CIO/CTO/CFO and CCO level, our informative session will demonstrate REAL LIFE examples of how GCI’s solutions can support your GDPR planning.

GDPR Events from GCI and Microsoft

GCI’s GDPR products and services are specifically designed to help organisations achieve GDPR compliance on-time, on-budget and with the minimum amount of business disruption.

This event will cover the enterprise products and services available to help you jump start your journey to compliance, and help you gain an understanding of the key concepts of the implications to key UK sectors – Financial Services, Healthcare, Digital, Retail, Defence and others: 

Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS)

EMS comprises a suite of five Microsoft services designed to enable organisations to provide staff secure access to corporate applications while at home, travelling or in the office.

Intelligent use of the tools within EMS will support GDPR compliance, to manage user identities, apps, devices and corporate data, even identify abnormalities in user behaviour.

GDPR has a significant impact on the handling of credit card numbers. EMS can be configured to recognise credit card numbers in emails and stop them being copied, stored or forwarded.

EMS features can be used by system administrators to ensure that corporate data can only be stored where the organisation wishes it to be. It can prevent storage on local or remote drives.

Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft designed Office and Office 365 with industry-leading security measures and privacy policies to safeguard your data in the cloud, including the categories of personal data identified by the GDPR.

Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise

A key GDPR requirement is protecting personal data. Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 include industry leading encryption, anti-malware technologies, and identity and access solutions that enable users to move from passwords to more secure forms of authentication.

Microsoft Azure

Identifying what data you have and controlling who has access to it is a critical requirement of the GDPR. Azure enables you to manage user identities and credentials and control access to your data in several ways and we will explain how.

Skype for Business, Contact Centre & PCI

To further support your GDPR compliance journey, Skype for Business and Contact Centre solutions, offer additional benefit to meet the regulation, along with our PCI, credit card payment platform, to de-scope the risks attached to taking payments.

GDRP Assessment, Advice and Action

Gain Insight Into The Business Benefits of GDPR For FREE

Please do join us for a strategic, non-technical conversation where you can share insights with your peers and gain expert advice from thought leaders drawn from Microsoft and GCI.

A light breakfast will be provided.

To start your GDPR Compliance journey now, please register for the Manchester GDPR event or the London GDPR event

Register for the Free GDPR Event in Manchester hereRegister for the Free GDPR Event in London here