Business leaders across Worcester were invited to a free breakfast seminar to hear experts discuss how businesses can protect themselves and their clients against tough new data protection laws.

Worcester recruitment firm Workforce Staffing hosted the seminar to support local firms around the General Data Protection Rules, also known as GDPR, which relate to laws surrounding the storage of personal data.

The free event took place at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on Thursday 8th February. It started with breakfast and a networking session at 8:30am.

The seminar, was held ahead of the new rules coming in on 25 May, and covered all key topics on GDPR with speaker and industry specialist Jeff Brookes also providing a Brexit update.

Paul Alekna, CEO of Workforce Staffing said: “There are huge implications for businesses here in Worcester when the new laws come into force and this seminar will be essential listening for any business leader who wants to be aware of the pitfalls in the run up to May.

“GDPR will be a massive change for companies of any size in how they store personal data, which could be anything from home address details to financial information.

“There is going to be a big burden on maintaining the process and many are unware of the financial penalties if they are found to be non-compliant.”

Spaces for the Sixways seminar were limited and Workforce offered the event on a first come first served basis.