The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) Seminars
This week The British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) is hosting a number of seminars across the country, open to all BBSA members.
About BBSAThe British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) is the only national trade association for companies that manufacture; supply and install interior and exterior blinds, awnings, security grilles and shutters and associated motor and control systems. Conservatory Blinds Limited decided to join the The British Blind and Shutter Association many years ago for several reasons, such as:
- They are the only UK trade association for the blind and shutter industries
- They cover all products and services, from external security shutters to internal plantation shutters – from awnings to internal blind systems and everything in between
- Run by members, for members
- Lastly, the BBSA was founded in 1919.
BBSA SeminarsThese seminars are important as they are a way of making sure that all companies in the blinds and shutter industry have kept up to date with some important changes happening. Therefore, they cover issues both directly related to blinds, and issues affecting the industry on a wider level.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)One of the main topic they covered relates to the upcoming changes in the law regarding data protection. From 25th May 2018, The Information Commissioner’s Office will introduce a new data protection law called GDPR. This will replace the previous 1995 data protection regulation. In simple terms, the new legislation means: There are new rights for people to access the information companies hold about them, obligations for better data management for businesses, and a new regime of fines. Consequently, this will affect how companies handle customer data in the future; an issue that will impact companies across the country. The BBSA seminar helped for companies to understand the new legislation by provided advice such as:
- GDPR Introduction – What is it and what help is there from the BBSA?
- GDPR Getting to grips with your data and compliance