General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is GDPR?

GDPR in a nutshell: A new law for data protection.

The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018.  The law applies across European nations, including the United Kingdom.

GDPR Facts

  • The current DPA 1998 legislation is repealed on 24th May 2018.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 72hrs
  • 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
  • Data Subjects (ie. You and I) have additional rights which include ‘Right to be forgotten’ and ‘Portability of data’
  • Charges for ‘Subject Access Requests’ (SARs) have been removed
  • ‘Privacy by Design and Default’ is a core principal, meaning you need to think about Privacy in your services
  • ‘Data Protection Impact Assessments’ need to be conducted

Contact a member of the Agenci team to find out how you can be GDPR compliant

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