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Data protection and cyber security training day for charities - Thur 29 March

City Bridge Trust has funded a training day for staff working at charities in Lambeth to brief them on cybersecurity and General Data Protection Regulation compliance.  It is particularly aimed at individuals that will lead on GDPR and IT: it is timely since GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018.

The programme requires all trainees to commit to help at least one other, smaller, Lambeth charity through The Integrate Agency CIC’s innovative Hire a Volunteer platform.

Statistics have revealed that only 14% of charitable organizations believe that they are well-protected against cyber threats and data breaches, suggesting that this training programme couldn’t be expanding at a more relevant time.

Alison Gowman, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s City Bridge Trust Committee, commented: “This programme is extremely relevant in today’s society where cybercrime is unfortunately increasingly common.

“These training workshops will equip people with all the skills and knowledge they need to avoid being victims of scams or any criminal activity online, which can frequently target the most vulnerable people. City Bridge Trust is committed to tackling disadvantage across the capital and making London a fairer and better place live.”

This event takes place at Lambeth Town Hall in Brixton, 9.30am - 5.00pm, Thur 29 March, and is free to attend.  Places should be pre-booked at Eventbrite.