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Preparing for GDPR changes in May

12 March 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 with legislation covering how you store and use personal data.


Many groups are expressing concern about how they might be affected, and to help groups to understand the new requirements, CVS have put on two free events. The first was in Bedford on 7 March, with over 70 delegates from local organisations. Our second (repeat) event will be in Luton on Monday 26 March – booking can be made here.

Those wishing to follow up in more detail, and work through what the changes will mean to their organisation, can book on a workshop entitled ‘Understanding the GDPR’ by Green Pepper Consulting. The first workshop on 27 March is now fully booked. A second workshop is now scheduled for 23 April between 13:00 and 15:30.  This is being held at CVS, 43 Bromham Rd, Bedford and costs £32 per delegate. Book here.

For a summary of useful resources on data protection law, visit the Data Protection Page on the Supporting Organisations pages of our website.


If you need support and advice regarding the governance or running of a voluntary group or charity in Bedfordshire, we are here to help you.  If you can not find the information you need in the Supporting pages of our website, please call us or email us with your query.

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Related Events

Understanding the GDPR

  • Monday 26 March 2018

FULLY BOOKED.  The new European General Regulation on Data Protection takes effect in May 2018. Organised in partnership with CVS Bedfordshire,



  • Pitch your project to Bedford College students, and they could be on site, 28 May - 8 June, to put it into action…