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Talk given by deputy data protection commissioner

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MORE THAN 50 people attended a presentation in Alderney held by the Bailiwick’s deputy data protection commissioner.

Left to right: Charmaine Johnson, Chamber of Commerce president Andrew Eggleston, Bailiwick deputy data protection commissioner Rachel Masterton and Brendan Noon. (Picture by Ilona Soane-Sands) (21652439)

Rachel Masterton was invited by the Alderney Chamber of Commerce to give a talk aimed at helping businesses and voluntary organisations understand their responsibilities under the EU’s recently introduced General Data Protection Regulation.

The talk, held at the Orangery at the Georgian House, was followed by a question and answer session.

The Chamber is offering a link to the slides from her PowerPoint presentation to share her advice with people who were unable to attend.

The presentation was tailored for small businesses. Attendees included a local accountant, a massage therapist and an estate agent.

Chamber of Commerce president Andrew Eggleston said Chamber had stepped in to fill a gap.

‘We were actually worried The Orangery would not be large enough to seat everyone – a superb problem to have,’ he said.

‘Because of the seriousness and possible complexity of this new law, we opened the meeting to both members and non-members. We were also delighted to see that half of all States members attended.

‘I am more than pleased that we in Chamber initiated this meeting as it was felt that no assistance was coming from other quarters.’

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