The British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) is to hold a one-day seminar for members about the new general data protection regulation (GDPR).

The event will take place on 15th November at AIS, Cranmore Park, Solihull. The day will be hosted by BFM legal expert and solicitor Catherine Herries-Smith who will talk about the changes it will bring for the industry. 

Simon Whittaker, senior account executive from Sagar Insurances, will also speak about cyber liability insurance and how it can offer a safety net against the costs associated with a data breach.

MD Jackie Bazeley says: "The GDPR will come into practice in May 2018. It is the biggest change to data protection law for a generation - all our members will be affected in various ways, so it is important we keep them updated so they can put in place any changes required ahead of implementation."

The event will look at the principles and implications of the GDPR, what companies will be required to do, cyber security, plus the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).

The GDPR seminar will take place between 10am to 3pm and costs £50 plus VAT. Those wishing to register should email mikedimond@bfm.org.uk.

The British Furniture Manufacturers is a trade association that has represented the interests of the British furniture industry for more than 65 years. It has a broad-based membership covering domestic, contract, office and kitchen manufacturers as well as suppliers to the industry and retailers. Members enjoy a number of benefits including access to expertise across a number of subjects such as export, the EU timber regulations, health and safety, commodity pricing and the environment.