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GDPR Regulations 2018 and The Use Of Personal Data

Data Protection laws are changing!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25 May 2018. It’s a single set of rules that is designed to protect the privacy of individuals in their private, professional or public life.

The regulation will change the way we can collect, use and transfer personal data. We will need to know where data is stored and we may even need to change the way data is collected and how we respond to requests about personal data we hold.

This means we will need to take some steps to demonstrate we’ve taken the GDPR seriously as there are significant sanctions, penalties, and judicial remedy for non-compliance.

What do we need to do now to make sure we are compliant?

Keith Hunt will be looking at our current approach to managing personal data relating to clients, employees, suppliers and partners, and what and where it is held. Then we will:

  • Identify any areas where personal data is not adequately protected or managed
  • Strengthen backup, disaster recovery and archiving processes as appropriate
  • Issue new privacy and consent information where we hold data if necessary
  • Ensure everyone knows their responsibilities to protect personal data
  • Document and share the new procedures we are implementing.

Further information on the GDPR can be found at https://ico.org.uk/

The new regulations apply to all businesses that hold personal data whatever the size and we will need to comply with the GDPR by the 25 May 2018. Your cooperation and understanding will be appreciated.

From: Kevin Turner
Date: 13th April 2018

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