GDPR in action from Cork

Last Wednesday the SFA team was in Cork to share its ‘GDPR in action’ presentation. The event was part of the monthly Business Bytes seminar series, which is kindly sponsored by Bord Gáis Energy.


Over 80 small businesses attended the event to learn about the principles of GDPR, understand what the legal bases are for processing personal and sensitive data and how GDPR would apply to their businesses.


The workshop went through a practical 15-point action plan that covered the following:

  • Assessing your risk level in response to GDPR
  • Assigning responsibility for GDPR
  • Recording personal data
  • Categorising personal data
  • Assigning one or more legal bases to personal and sensitive data
  • Setting retention periods
  • Managing consent
  • Updating consent notices
  • Updating privacy notices
  • Reviewing contracts with 3rd party suppliers
  • Managing data breaches
  • Keeping data secure
  • Training staff in GDPR
  • Preparing for data breaches and
  • Reviewing your GDPR compliance post 25 May

The slide deck from the event is available here.


Attendees received a copy of the new SFA GDPR publication, ‘Mind your business: Prepare for GDPR’ which SFA members can access of the SFA website here. The publication was created as a response to the needs of the small business sector in Ireland to help businesses get GDPR-ready. Using four case studies and key takeaways it provides businesses with a step-by-step guide to GDPR.


If you would like more information on GDPR or to discuss your requirements further, please contact Helen at SFA on 01 6051668 or at or visit our GDPR section on


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SFA E-zine – The Tuesday Edition
SFA in the media
GDPR in action from Cork
Confusion around Good Friday, is it a public holiday or not?
Two new economic reports with positive outlook for Irish economy
Get to know your Local Enterprise Office
Foundations in Management
Finance and Accounting Made Easy
SFA Annual Conference
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