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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.
- The current DPA 1998 legislation is repealed on 24th May 2018.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
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