The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new (EU) legal framework for organisations handling the personal data of EU citizens. Its implementation in the UK has had wide repercussions for how you, and others, do business. It builds in some ways on the old Data Protection Act regime, but there are some key changes.
GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018.
It is a big deal. An overview of what the GDPR means for your business is available here.
It’s here! Now the fun really starts…
Implementation day has passed and we’ve all survived. Hopefully your business was as ready as it could be and you’re continuing to work towards compliance. If you need help, we’re here.
If you need someone to speak to if or when:
- someone requests access to and/or deletion of their data;
- you receive a complaint (e.g. because of a marketing email you’ve sent, whether because you’ve contacted someone “out of the blue” or someone wants to know why you have their data in the first place!);
- it looks like someone might bring a claim directly against your business; or
- someone starts shouting about their “rights”.
- do call Paul or Graham.
Don’t panic. Instead remember three things:
- Businesses have rights and requirements to process data too.
- It is important to understand the legal basis for processing and to be clear in responses to individuals.
- We can help you, just call.
Playing GDPR catch-up?
- Our toolkit on GDPR (to which we keep adding materials) contains resources to help you. We’d also recommend looking at the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website pages on GDPR.
- We hold seminars on GDPR issues, to find out more, please contact, Stephen McGonigle on T: 0161 358 0530 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more, please contact, Associate, Graham Hansen on T: 0161 358 0552 or E: email@example.com.