MemberWise Lunch and Learn: Data Protection & Online Security

Start date: October 6, 2015 11.30am

Avoiding a Databreach Iceberg: There’s more to it than meets the eye!

Securing member data continues to be a top priority for membership organisations and associations in 2015. No organisation can afford the damage to reputation that would be caused by either a loss or abuse of members’ private data and that is why Kingston Smith and MemberWise have partnered to share ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ if a breach or abuse of member data occurs.

When incidents happen, all too often a membership organisation or association’s approach to data security is exposed as inadequate. In reality, data security is something the entire organisation needs to address, with technology making up just a part of the overall defence. Data breaches can result from various causes e.g. cyber-attacks, poor controls, failure to provide appropriate staff training and awareness, third parties etc. The key is to get the right systems and processes in place and to have the documentation to prove that the organisation has at least tried to do the right thing.

The main thrust of the Data Protection Act focuses on what is described as “reckless or deliberate” actions that lead to a data breach, so the key questions membership organisations and associations should ask consider:

  • Is my organisation conducting the right checks/balances?
  • Are all associated risks recorded/mitigated/reported?
  • Are plans in place if a breach occurs and who is responsible?
  • If there is an abuse of member data how will this be handled?

This seminar will provide you with practical tips to ensure that you don’t fall foul of the regulators, we will highlight the most common root causes for data breaches and use recent case studies to highlight key failings and how these could have been avoided plus provide some useful insights into key legislation changes in particular the pending new EU Data Protection Directive. We will tell you what action you should follow if you were to experience a data breach and what controls you need to have in place to meet your ongoing obligations to the UK Data Protection Act 1998.

MemberWise will also present the findings from their forthcoming Data Protection survey (details below).

Date: Tuesday 6 October 2015

Time: 11.30am registration, 12.00pm start. Finish 1.00pm, followed by lunch and refreshments

Speaker: Mark Child, Partner, Kingston Smith Consulting

Venue: Devonshire House, 60 Goswell Road, London EC1M 7AD


Data Protection survey

Take part in MemberWise’s first ever membership and association sector wide survey on this critical topic area.

The survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and will provide a snap shot of the current practice/issues within the sector. Those who complete the survey will be put into a prize draw to win a £50 M&S voucher!

Please click here to complete the survey.

Note: Survey closes 5pm on Sunday 9th August 2015.

Date: October 6, 2015

Time: 11.30am

Speaker Panel:

Mark Child, Partner, Kingston Smith Consulting


Kingston Smith
Devonshire House
60 Goswell Road

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