Data protection requirements are set to undergo major reform with the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018.
Companies need to ensure that they are aware of their legal obligations and comply with these to prevent information from being misused or falling into the wrong hands. With fines under the GDPR set to increase to up to €20 million or 4% of a company’s global annual turnover (whichever is higher), compliance is an issue companies cannot afford to ignore.
With the GDPR hailed by the ICO as the “biggest shake up for consumers’ data protection rights for three decades” making sure you are aware of obligations and rights is of paramount importance. Our experts can help you navigate the impact of the GDPR and guide you through the practical implications of the change in the law from data mapping and risk assessments to breach reporting and subject access requests.
Does the GDPR apply only to EU nationals?
No. The GDPR will apply to all data controllers and processors established in the EU. It also applies to some non-EU business insofar as they either offer goods or services to data subjects in the EU (irrespective of whether payment is received) or monitor data subjects' behaviour insofar as their behaviour takes place within the EU...Read more
The ICO have recently published further guidance on the upcoming GDPR and the records organisations (both data controllers and processors)...Read more
A recently reported survey carried out by data cleansing specialist, W8 Data, has found that the UK is significantly more...Read more
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline growing closer, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published 12 ‘frequently asked...Read more
With 5 months to go until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) kicks in, research conducted by The Data Compliance...Read more
Under current rules for data protection, businesses are allowed to implement “opt-out” and pre-checked boxes when it comes to obtaining...Read more
In 2014 an employee of Morrisons supermarkets posted payroll information (including names, addresses, bank accounts and salaries) of 99,988 colleagues...Read more