GDPR masterclasses

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is only two months away, and funeral director masterclasses on preparing for it are running throughout March and April.

The new regulation comes into force on 25 May, putting the spotlight on any business that handles living people’s personal information. Funeral directors storing any information about living people – for example next of kin at the time of need, or holders of pre-paid funeral plans – will be affected by data protection rules and must ensure compliance.

The masterclasses, set up by Golden Charter, are open to all independent funeral directors. Running for around two hours, they will summarise the aims of GDPR and explain how to process data collected.

To come along, simply book on a first come first served basis with your local Golden Charter representative.

22 March London
23 March Romford
23 March Heathrow
28 March Cardiff
29 March Taunton
29 March Bristol
3 April Norwich
3 April Cambridge
4 April Canterbury
4 April Maidstone
5 April Bournemouth
5 April Southampton
10 April Birmingham
10 April Derby
11 April Newark
11 April Sheffield
12 April Hull
12 April Manchester
17 April Chester

More information

The website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) contains guidance and support for companies and for the public, as well as options for contacting the ICO. contains GDPR support links when you log into the members’ area. has collected several recent features on data protection which have appeared in the magazine. Simply search the site for ‘GDPR’.

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