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Customer data challenges lie ahead for Newry businesses

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

ULSTER Bank is bringing its Boost Bites roadshow of events to Newry to help local businesses better equip themselves in a digital economy as the May 2018 deadline for general data protection regulations (GDPR) nears.

'Boost Bites' is a series of free-to-attend business-focused events covering topics including cyber security, GDPR, growing your business and challenges in doing so, and much more.

The Newry event will take place at the Canal Court Hotel on Wednesday, February 14.

Partnering with Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade, the theme for the event is 'Preparing for GDPR'.

Attendees will learn about the importance of GDPR and how upcoming regulations could affect your business.

Speaking at the event local barrister Orlagh Kelly, owner of Briefed - the GDPR compliance specialists - will facilitate a session on the factors local businesses in the Newry area should consider when retaining customer data and information to ensure they are compliant ahead of significant regulation changes in May this year.

Cara Taylor, Business Growth Enabler for the south of Northern Ireland at Ulster Bank, explains: "Ulster Bank Boost was created to support local business owners across Northern Ireland to provide them with the tools, knowledge and networks to grow.

"Beyond providing first-rate business banking services, our upcoming Ulster Bank Boost event in Newry will provide local business owners with insight into upcoming regulation changes that might impact how they do business.

"With just under four months now until the new GDPR regulations come into effect, it is hoped that local business owners are taking the necessary steps to ensure GDPR compliancy. However, we hope our event in partnership with Newry Chamber of Commerce & Trade on the changes ahead will shed some light for local business owners and support them to adjust how they use and store customer data and information."

Philip McNeill, Business Development Manager at Ulster Bank, says: "Taking Ulster Bank Boost on the road with the Boost Bites series will help us reach out to more local businesses and give them tools that can make them more sustainable, profitable and compliant."

First launched in 2017, Ulster Bank's Boost initiative aims to support small businesses through a series of talks and events, access to insight, expertise and networking opportunities.

To register for this event, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-prepare-for-gdpr-general-data-protection-regulations-tickets-41954855101

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