Feb 20

Czech association is first out of the blocks with GDPR training

Awareness of new General Data Protection Regulations has gained significant traction across the language industry and EUATC members the Association of Czech Translation Agencies (ACTA) has become the first to hold a training seminar for its members and others in the industry likely to be affected.

The full day's training session held in Prague attracted both members of ACTA and non-members too. However, the attendees also included members of the fellow EUATC members the Association of  Translation Companies of Slovakia (ATC SK).

The Czech association hired in two lawyers specialising in privacy protection to lead the training seminar. They covered a wide variety of topics, including how to achieve GDPR compliance; what is essential; what is exaggerated or redundant in protecting personal data of employees, clients, freelance translators, and how to process personal data in translated documents. 

Speaking about the training day, Radka Vegrichtova, President of the Association of Czech Translation Agencies said: "I hope that through this seminar, ACTA could assist language service providers to achieve GDPR compliance without difficulties."

Other members of the EUATC, including the Netherlands Association of Translation Agencies (VViN) and the UK's Association of Translation Companies (ATC) are planning similar training events to ensure their members get to grips with GDPR, the Czech national association was the first out of the blocks.