GDPR – The essential guide

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. While it has much in common with the current UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), GDPR standardises legislation across all EU member states. Even though Britain is due to exit the EU in March 2019, this legislation cannot be ignored as the UK government has suggested it intends to implement equivalent GDPR rules post-brexit.

What is GDPR?

GDPR has been driven by the new ways in which data is now collected and used and aims to give people more control over what companies can do with their data. It applies to any business which holds personal information such as names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, payment information and even online identifiers such as IP addresses. The rules apply to small and large businesses, and you may find that firms you contract with begin to include GDPR compliance in their terms and conditions.

Being prepared

Your organisation will need to take particular actions to safeguard and manage informationGDPR The Essential Guide - be prepared in accordance with the rules. There are things you need to do to protect data and ensure it is secure, and you must have efficient and effective procedures in place to perform particular actions upon request, such as amend or delete records. In addition, you must follow specific procedures to report and rectify data breaches. If you haven’t yet prepared for GDPR, you need to begin as soon as possible as the penalties for non-compliance are severe.

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