The Effect of Brexit on

UK - EU data

How Brexit has affected the event industry’s EU data

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in 2018, requiring organisations to put data protection measures in place when either offering goods and services or monitoring the behaviour of individuals within the EU. GDPR's reach is global, so can impact on any company regardless of where in the world they are based. Failure to comply can lead to hefty fines and considerable reputational damage.

The UK’s GDPR regulations are now separate from the EU’s GDPR regulations, following the trade deal which came into effect on 1 January this year. This means there are now two data protection legislations instead of just one - UK GDPR covering individuals in the UK and EU GDPR for individuals in the EU. Businesses holding both types of data, will now need to adhere to each of the two separate legislations.

The UK is now officially considered a ‘third country’ under the EU GDPR. This means that UK businesses serving EU consumer will need to ensure they comply with both the UK and EU GDPR measures.

What does this mean for the business events industry?

Join the free online webinar, brought by Venuedirectory and Smartec Business Solutions, to find out what changes you have to make to be compliant. Simply fill in the registration form below and you will be sent a link to the webinar before the event. You can choose from two dates and times - the content for each will be the same:

Wednesday 17th February at 14:00 GMT

Thursday 18th February at 10:00 GMT

If you cannot attend, please register and we will send you a copy of the recording.

NOTE: The two webinars have now taken place and a replay can be viewed here:

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