GDPR and dispelling the mystery

Friday 30th of March 2018

With the General Data Protection Act or GDPR on the horizon is your business prepared?

GDPR is on the horizon and has many business owners biting their nails, but what does it actually mean for YOUR business?

Depending on your business, I would advise you to also speak with your governing body to better understand if there is any specific requirements you need to consider. This blog is the first of three GDPR FAQ blogs that I have written to help iron out some common queries about GDPR.

 

Our GDPR FAQ’s

When do you need to be compliant?

Now, this is a very important date to put in the diary, the compliance date for GDPR is 25th May 2018.

What does GDPR stand for?

The term GDPR has been thrown around in the media a lot recently and is referring to the General Data Protection Regulation.

Why are they doing it?

The objective of this new set of rules is to give everyone back control over of their personal data, and to simplify the regulatory environment for business. The reform will allow European citizens and businesses to fully benefit from the digital economy.

What actually is it?

It’s an upgrade of the outdated Data Protection Act 1998.

Does it make a difference as we’re leaving the EU?

No! GDPR will continue to apply to businesses within the UK.

Do I need to migrate my data into the EU before GDPR comes in?

No.

GDPR applies to ANY entities processing the personal data of EU Citizens. Therefore, it’s the responsibility of the data processors of where your data and what technology is used.

For example, Facebook is having to rework multiple business processes to comply with the new rules.

 

If you have found this article useful then watch out for our GDPR FAQ’s part 2 blog.

 

Below are some useful Links for further reading about GDPR

 

Blog links about GDPR Myths

https://iconewsblog.org.uk/tag/gdprmyths/

https://iconewsblog.org.uk/2017/08/09/gdpr-sorting-the-fact-from-the-fiction/

https://iconewsblog.org.uk/2017/08/16/consent-is-not-the-silver-bullet-for-gdpr-compliance/?subscribe=success#blog_subscription-2

 

The ICO guide to GDPR

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr

 

12 steps you can take to prepare for GDPR

https://ico.org.uk/media/1624219/preparing-for-the-gdpr-12-steps.pdf