GDPR – the ins & outs

Concerned about GDPR?

Not to worry, we have you covered with everything that you need to know and what this means for your business.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new law that is being put in place on 25th May 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. The new law will be clamping down on the way organisations share data and use it in ways which can be deemed unacceptable. The major purpose of the new law is to give people more control and confidence over where their information is being shared to mainly due to social networks. Huge penalties e.g fines of up to €10 million or 2% of the organisations turnover can be given to organisations that breach the GDPR law and allow the data they have stored to be shared without consent or unlawfully. This law is only applicable to people that are within the EU, however if the processor of the information is outside of the EU and the persons data which is being shared unlawfully is a resident within the EU, the processor can still breach the law.

Does the new GDPR law apply to me?

If you are organisation such as a business, charity or even a government that stores personal data then yes, this can apply to you! To prevent breaching the GDPR law, keep all personal data safe and secure unless you are given proper consent by the person/s, you will need to able to prove the consent. If child’s data is being shared the consent must be given by the parents of the child or the legal custodian.

How to report a breach of the GDPR

If you are made aware of a breach that will interfere with a persons freedom/rights you have to report it within 72 hours of being knowledgeable of this. To report this you need to visit https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/report-a-breach/.

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