About the Video

GDPR – what freelance linguists need to know

What all linguists need to know about General Data Protection Regulation, explained by an expert.

This video includes a Q&A session based on questions we have received in advance.

This video explains the new General Data Protection Regulation and how this goes beyond the current Data Protection Act. We will look specifically at what sole-traders and businesses need to do before 25 May, when the new legislation comes into force. The trainer, Robyn Banks from AdaVista looks at:

1. What is fair and lawful processing – specifically legitimate business use
2. Consent – collecting and using adequate, relevant and not excessive personal information
3. Data retention – keeping records, how long, accuracy, security, deletion
4. Ensuring your clients know their legal rights – SARs, Right to Be Forgotten
5. Transferring personal information outside the European Economic Area
6. Sub-contracting work
7. Privacy Notices
8. Registering with the ICO


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Robyn Banks

Before setting up aDaVista, a consultancy and training company which focuses on data protection, GDPR and Freedom of Information, Robyn had a 19 year career with the Foreign Office. Robyn had a variety of roles most notably as a Trainer (IT, accounts and Data Protection); she spent the last three years of her time in the Foreign Office as a Data Protection Casework Officer and Trainer.

Robyn is an Associate member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) having achieved its Certificate in Training Practices. Robyn’s company aDaVista is committed to providing assistance in using and interpreting data protection and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation.

On a personal level, Robyn has a love for languages particularly French, German, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, with a smattering of others thrown in, such as Moroccan Arabic and Norwegian.


1 hour 47 min

Who should watch it?

All linguists who will operate within the confines of GDPR from 25 May, especially freelance linguists.

What are the benefits to you?

After the video, you will have knowledge of all that businesses such as yours will need to do before the GDPR legislation comes into force on 25 May 2018.

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