As of 25th May 2018, UK organisations must be compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). This will affect your business if it stores or processes personal data of European Union (EU) residents.
The General Data Protection Regulation, is set to be more inclusive than the existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Businesses need to be informed of this new regulation and how it can affect them. It has been designed to provide wider scope to further protect individual’s personal data and also provide consistency in data privacy laws across Europe.
The GDPR is a single Regulation that will need to be adhered to by all Member States and is designed to give control of personal data back to the individual resident. There will however be some significant changes. The new regulation encompasses all personal data including name and ad- dresses, and sensitive personal data (such as religious and political views).
What happens if you do not comply?
There is a new fines regime in place which will mean large fines for companies if data is breached As of May 25th 2018, any and all data breaches must be reported to the UK Protection Regulator. Breaches must be reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within 72 hours.
Can I get help with compliance?
There are companies who can help to ensure that you are compliant. ISA Support are one of the companies who can ensure you meet all the necessary requirements and legislation. Lawfully protect- ing data can be tricky. ISA Support can assist organisations of any size with GDPR Compliance 2018. They have years of experience ensuring businesses comply with relevant legislation and regulations.