GDPRGetting Ready for GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation
The GDPR comes into force in May 2018 and replaces the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998. The outgoing Data Protection Act dates from a time before Facebook, Twitter, Smartphones, cloud computing and big-data (to name but a few)… the GDPR brings those rules into the 21st century.
The GDPR applies across all EU member states uniformly (with only minor national derogation allowed), and won’t be affected by Brexit.
- GDPR covers all processing (including storage) of Personal Data inside the EU.
- Applies to all organisations in the EU, or offering goods and services inside the EU.
- Provides 6 Principles which all processing must be conducted in accordance with.
- Gives people (“data subjects”) 8 Rights and Freedoms, enshrined in law.
- Improves the standards of transparency and accountability for dealing with personal data.
What To Do Now
You don’t need to buy products and services to start getting ready for GDPR – the first thing you need to do is to understand:
What Personal Data do you hold?
Why do you hold it, what do you do with it?
How do you keep it secure?
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has some brilliant resources for organisations to help them start getting ready for GPDR – well worth a read to take some fear out.
A Bit Confused?
GET SOME HELP
Even with the help from the ICO, being sure you’re ready for GDPR might not be as easy at it sounds and you might need some extra help to guide you on the way.
We specialise in no-nonsense, straight-talking, no-fear data protection advice for organisations from sole traders to PLCs.
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GDPR Documentation Toolkits
GDPR Readiness Reports