General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR in a nutshell: A new law for data protection. GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. And it is the law.  The law applies across European nations, including the United Kingdom.

When it comes to data and data protection Agenci class ourselves as master craftsmen. Our boutique of artisan GDPR professionals bring experience and knowledge as well as the cutting edge GDPR qualifications that are de rigueur.  All Agenci staff from the CEO to the most junior consultant is a qualified GDPR Practitioner.

Free help on GDPR

If you want free help and guidance on GDPR you can find valuable resources at the ICO website: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/

GDPR Facts

  • The government will repeal the current Data Protection Act 1998 on the 24th May 2018
  • The GDPR is a regulation and comes into force immediately on the 25th May 2018
  • The regulations apply to every organisation, irrespective of size or sector
  • Six Principals replace the current eight principals
  • The six principals focus on ‘Accountability’
  • Companies who breach GDPR will expect fines up to 4% of global TURNOVER (or 20million Euro whichever is the higher)
  • Companies need a clear process for managing Data Breaches
  • Breaches need to be notified to the ICO within 72 hrs
  • You will need to seek ‘Consent’ to store the information you hold (and yes, this is retrospective!)
  • Companies will need to assign a Data Protection Officer
  • The Data Subject has additional rights which include the right to be forgotten
  • Companies can no longer charges for ‘Subject Access Requests’ (SARs)
  • ‘Privacy by Design and Default’ is a core principal, meaning you need to think about Privacy in your services
  • Companies need to conduct ‘Data Protection Impact Assessments’

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