This year on May 25th last GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679) was introduced to the United Kingdom and enacted across the entire European Union.
Think of GDPR as a beefed-up Data Protection Regulation that is now UK Law, the penalties for breaches of which can be serious for any business. The Regulation protects the privacy of all living individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area – the EEA. It addresses the export of personal data outside of the EU and EEC.
GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
The GDPR sets out seven key principles:
You must have appropriate measures and records in place to be able to demonstrate your compliance.
The fines for non–compliance are punitive, businesses and organisations who have not acted already should do so now. Businesses that have taken action should double check to ensure that their actions are appropriate.
Gibbons Mannington and Phipps LLP, Chartered Accountants have offices in Bexhill, Rye and Tenterden, giving top level Compliance advice to businesses across the entire area. With well over 100 years of excellent Accountancy service to businesses and individuals they are an outstanding professional business with a local face.
All of the Partners are qualified Chartered Accountants and the firm has extensive knowledge of specialist areas including Farming, Charities, Medical and Dental Practices, Audit, Personal Tax and Taxation of Owner Managed Businesses.
Since the Data Protection Act 1998 has now been superceded by GDPR, all responsible owners and managers must take pro active steps to protect their businesses by ensuring that they are fully compliant.
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