General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

How to get ready for the GDPR

How to get ready for the GDPR

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Last month, we provided an update on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Today, we outline the practical steps you can take ahead of the May 2018 deadline.

Firstly, there is no need to panic. The GDPR should not be a significant change for organisations, due to compliance with current European Union (EU) law and the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

However, it does introduce new and enhanced protections for EU citizens and clients need to have a plan ahead of the implementation date in May 2018.

To help you prepare, we have identified 11 steps to take on your journey to compliance.

Get ready for the GDPR

Get ready for the GDPR

Written by Richard Adams on Wednesday, 06 September 2017. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

In a previous blog last year, we gave readers a whistle-stop tour of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In this blog, we provide an update as the deadline approaches and the Brexit dust settles.

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for individuals across the European Union (EU) and simplify the regulatory environment for business.

Unlike the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC which was implemented inconsistently across Europe and not legally binding, the GDPR does not require national governments enact any legislation and is compulsory. It will replace all data protection legislation in EU member states such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Written by Richard Adams on Monday, 14 November 2016. Posted in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been adopted and will become law in May 2018. It will replace all data protection legislation in European Union (EU) member states such as the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) in the UK.

The GDPR includes new and improved privacy rights for individuals within the EU, such as “the right to be forgotten”. The new obligations relate to the collection, use and transfer of consumers’ personal data.

According to the European Commission, "personal data is any information relating to an individual, whether it relates to his or her private, professional or public life. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer’s IP address."

The regulation applies if the data controller or processor (organisation) or the data subject (person) is based in the EU. It also applies to organisations based outside the European Union if they process personal data of EU residents.