This regulation will be in force in UK law as of April 2016 and enforced from 25th May 2018. That gives you little time to ensure your compliance.
GDPR applies to any organisation holding the personal data of an EU citizen which means your clients, your staff, your suppliers.
To be compliant you will need to review and alter your processes, people and technology.
The regulation has 6 guiding principles that are used to facilitate the rights of those whose data you collect, store and process. The rights are:
Right to be informed
Right of access by the data subject
Right to rectification
Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
Right to restriction of processing
Right to data portability
Right to object
Rights related to automated decision making including profiling
Data Subjects are going to be made aware of their rights in various advertising campaigns so you need to be prepared. As the ‘Data Controller’ for your organisation you have responsibilities and are accountable. There’s a lot to take in and to do.
Severn Business has been working towards its own compliance status and can help you. Ian Ross has spent the last year learning about this regulation and obtaining certification of that knowledge. Working with Christine Thomas, an HR Expert, we have delivered GDPR seminars to business owners and 1 to 1 consultations.
Please call 01952 456245 for a free initial discussion on how this legislation affects you and the steps you need to take. Our 2-hour on-site review is charged at £99 + VAT. You can attend our introductory 3-hour seminar for £50 + VAT per attendee.
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