Our Brand New Online Training Platform

We are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new Online Training Platform – Midshore Online Training (MOT).

MOT provides many great and useful features such as the ability to list users as Students and Teachers, making it easy for us to help you set up your very own “online classroom” for your business / organisation.

Teachers will be able to access reports on their students which will allow them to not only view how far through the course their student is but also see what grades have been achieved and who by, plus much more.

NOTE: The amount of Teachers / Students is up to you (example: 1 Teacher + 100 Students / 3 Teachers + 25 Students etc)

All of our training is now available to take via MOT and includes courses such as:

Any student that passes a course with the maximum grade will be awarded with an Online “Badge” which is not only designed for “bragging rights” but also to prove that the student has fully understood the materials provided during the course.
(These badges can only be obtained by achieving the maximum grade for the relevant course)

Each course has a test / quiz to complete at the end. A Certificate of Completion will be provided on completion of any course on request (CPD provided).

Check it out for yourself at:

 www.MidshoreOnlineTraining.com

If you would like to learn more, or request a demo for your business / organisation, please contact us by using one of the methods below:

Telephone: (+44) 01481 730733

Email: enquiries@midshoreconsulting.com

Christopher talks GDPR with Fintech Finance

With GDPR creeping ever closer to it’s implementation date of 25th May 2018, we thought this would be a great opportunity to share with you some of the topics that Christopher covered whilst talking about GDPR with Fintech Finance in 2017.

Please watch the video below to see Fintech Finance “speak with Christopher Jehan and Sam du Feu from Midshore Consulting, to talk about some of the challenges associated with a digital transformation, and how to best use the tools of technology to respond to this.”

If you would like to speak to either Christopher or Sam about any GDPR questions you may have, please contact us.

Please note: During the video we mentioned our upcoming training, as this was recording long before our training existed, those training options can be found here: Midshore’s GDPR Awareness Training, Workshops & Certificate in Data Protection.

GDPR Services – Before & After May 25th – [Online email]

GDPR Services, Before & After May 25th

Plus, your chance to book our May 3rd Workshop at our new Early Bird rate.

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There are now only 43 days until the new Data Protection Laws & Regulations go live! So what should you do?

By now most companies should have started making their way towards Data Protection compliance. With the implementation date of 25th May 2018 just around the corner, making sure you’re prepared is more crucial than ever. With this is mind, Midshore are able to provide you with a variety of services to help make sure that your company complies with the upcoming Data Protection Laws & Regulations and that compliance continues.

For those interested in our 3rd May Workshop (event information here), you can book this at our Early Bird rate of just £180 if your booking is before 18th April 2018. Please Contact enquiries@oldmidshore.com to reserve your space.

Before May 25th:

  • Workshop Designed to help implement your data protection strategy
  • Health Check To determine the current state of data protection in your business
  • Awareness Training To give your staff the knowledge to help your business be compliant
  • DP Ready Document Templates To provide your business with the fastest solution to having the right policies in place

After May 25th

If you would like to speak to one of our key contacts for Data Protection about any of the services listed above, please contact:

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Christopher Jehan Managing Director & Principal Consultant christopher@oldmidshore.com

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Sam du Feu Marketing & Data Consultant sam@oldmidshore.com

Did you know Midshore also offer services such as…

And that’s just a start… to see all our services, please visit our website.

 

Upcoming GDPR / Data Protection Events (View all)

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Data Protection Workshop Packages

Date: 3rd May 2018 Time: 9:30 am till 12:30 pm

Our popular workshop package includes:

  • The practical GDPR Workshop
  • Access to our GDPR Health Check tool
Early Bird Rate: £180 Early Bird Package: £275
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Certificate in Data Protection – Practical Application

Starts: 24th April 2018 Time: 9:30 (1.5 days)

The Practical Application Unit of our Certificate in Data Protection goes live on the 24th April.

The units can be taken in any order and when combined with the Regulatory Unit completes the certification.

Data Protection Law and practical steps to be taken – Guernsey Press

This is a copy of our Article that was featured in the Guernsey Press (28/02/2018)

GDPR / Data Protection Law and practical steps to be taken

New data protection requirements, both the EU’s GDPR and the new Guernsey law, and the fines that may be imposed have caused significant concern within organisations. There are some simple steps that can be taken towards compliance with the new requirements.

  • Data Audits

The starting point – a list of personal data held within an organisation, answering the following:

  • What types of personal data do we hold/process?
  • Where do we hold it?
  • Why do we hold/process it?
  • Who can access/use the data?
  • How long do we keep it for?
  • Privacy Impact Assessment

This helps to determine what the risk of processing the personal data is and should contain:

  • A description of the processing
  • The need for the processing
  • The risks posed is processing the data
  • Whether processing complies with relevant codes
  • Safeguards and security measures in place to protect the data
  • Lawful processing

There has been a lot of talk about consent; the common misunderstanding is that consent is required for any processing of data. This is not true as there are other mechanisms that also result in processing being lawful – for example fulfilling a contract with a client.

  • Governance

This relates to the directors (or other governing body) of the organisation. They should review the output from the previous sections to understand the data processed by the organisation and risks associated with it. Governance should ensure that the “tone from the top” results in good data protection practice feeding down through the organisation.

  • Policies

There are two policies that an organisation should have relating to data protection:

  • Data Protection Policy
  • Data/Document Retention Policy

These are approved by the directors, driven by the data audit and privacy impact assessment, and set the high-level approach to data protection within the organisation.

  • Processes & Procedures

The processes and procedures used by the organisation on a day-to-day basis should be reviewed and updated to reflect the policies. This means that compliance with data protection requirements becomes embedded in the practices of the organisation.

  • Training

Training is important at all levels. All staff have responsibility for ensuring data is protected and should receive training. Directors and senior managers should have a greater level of awareness of the responsibilities of the organisation, whilst the data protection officer, or other responsible person, should receive detailed training on the requirements and their role.

  • Re-Assess

Once all measures have been put in place go back over the steps and see whether further improvements can be made.

Measures taken to comply with data protection should be proportional to the business and the categories/volume of personal data held. If you need help, there is training available and consultants available to assist you. Nobody wants to be the first breach under the new law.

Data Protection Awareness module now live!

Today we have officially launched our Data Protection Awareness online training module.

The module is aimed to give all staff members the basic knowledge they need in regards to data protection. And with today’s announcement that Emma Martins will be our Data Protection Commissioner, what better time would there be to brush up your skills.

Read more about the module here.

If you are interested in booking the module, please contact me (rob@midshoreconsulting.com).