Life After 25th May
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant change to data protection in the UK and EU since 1995. Designed for the digital age, with strengthened individual rights and greater business accountability, it has impacted organisations of all sizes processing personal data. The new regulation means that compliance must be a top priority for UK-based businesses.
How did you prepare for meeting GDPR compliance, what were the key challenges, and what does life look like for you now, after the 25th May? A presentation and open forum discussion on what it has meant for you and what challenges are ahead promises to be a lively session were we can all learn and continue to go forward with compliance to GDPR. It’s vital that membership continues to meet new obligations and responsibilities that the GDPR brings, especially in light of potentially high penalties in the enforcement regime.
At the IQCS Working Forum, Jackie Megahey, GfK Regional Quality Assurance Director, Northern Europe, and long-standing IQCS Council member, will present and host a session of “Life After 25th May”, the GDPR as we know it.
The agenda is as follows:
3.30 – 4.15 Life After 25th May
4.15 – 4.45 Group discussion what were your challenges & achievements / continue to be the challenges for your organisation
4.45 – 5.00 Each group presents their key findings / concerns
5.00 – 5-30 Final Q&A – what should we raise as industry concerns?
5.30 Drinks & Nibbles
2 representatives from each member company are invited to attend the Working Forum and I should be pleased if you would let me know no later than 11th July regarding your representation.
Wednesday 18th July
IQCS Members: Free of charge
Train the Trainer One Day Course
Feedback from trainees was very positive throughout:
It was helpful and informative.
The key aspect that I took away from the course was to ensure that I can provide training that is both effective and professional, meeting all the standards required by the industry.
I felt that the course was an effective way of relaying necessary training, also I feel that the opportunity for an exchange of ideas between peers in the profession extremely helpful.
The presenters were excellent, very engaging and opened the floor well to all participants, taking on board their comments and engaging very well.
IQCS WORKING FORUM – ARE YOU READY FOR GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most significant change to data protection in the UK and EU since 1995. Designed for the digital age, with strengthened individual rights and greater business accountability, it will impact organisations of all sizes processing personal data.
The new regulation will be enforced in all EU Member States from May 2018 – which is almost certain to be before the UK leaves the EU – meaning that compliance must be a top priority for UK-based businesses.
It’s vital that membership is ready to meet the new obligations and responsibilities that the GDPR will bring, especially in light of potentially high penalties in the enforcement regime.
Dr Michelle Goddard, Director of Policy & Standards, MRS, talked about the impact of GDPR and offered tips on best practice and Jackie Megahey, Director Information Security / Data Protection, GfK, outlined the issues surrounding compliance and its implementation by research agencies.
TRAINING Interviewers and Supervisors
We have specified clear training guidelines for interviewers, quality control monitors and supervisors in our standards.
All IQCS member companies follow those guidelines and their training processes are being inspected yearly.
Interviewers joining an IQCS member company receive accredited training. Interviewers who have not worked for an IQCS member company for more than a year are invited to be trained again.
If you are interested in working for one of our member companies either as an interviewer or in any other position please feel free to get in touch with them using our directory. Please click on the pic below.
Inform your teams about the MRBA
A number of organisations have said they would be happy to include information about the MRBA (Market Research Benevolent Association) in their training materials and manuals.
The MRBA have therefore produced a short pack comprising three PowerPoint charts, and a single page PDF, both of which explain how the MRBA helps colleagues and former colleagues in need.
The IQCS’ very own Chris Smith is one of the authors of these materials – so they have the IQCS seal of approval!
If you could add this information to your training programmes and manuals, that would help spread the message about the important service the MRBA provides.
And please remember: the MRBA isn’t just for those with a fieldwork background; so please feel free to build this into your all of your organisation’s training materials and staff manuals.
If you would like someone from the MRBA to visit your organisation to talk about their work, they would be happy to do so. Contact details are on both documents.