Data Protection has recently undergone a fundamental reappraisal with the enactment of the new European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). GDPR is not due to come fully into force until 25 May 2018, yet businesses which do not plan for it now will be severely disadvantaged. Whatever the final timetable for Brexit, or the nature of the agreement under which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, UK businesses will still need to comply with GDPR.
The new legislation is radically different from what is currently in place. Instead of a notional transparency through registration and consent under the existing legislation; real transparency under the GDPR is achieved through a series of rights given to individuals. Examples of such individual rights are: the right to object to data collection and the right to be forgotten. This is backed up by much more extensive obligations on data controllers to provide information on request.
EU-GDPR Education is an informative website site designed to help organisations become aware of the complex details in meeting compliance.
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We offer a range of bespoke one day onsite workshops designed to meet the needs of all key stakeholders. Following our workshop we recommend that you conduct a complete GDPR assessment programme. Our experts can offer practical services, both technical and legal, to get you GDPR programme set in the right direction.