GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

GDPR – one of those phrases that has been floating around for a couple of years, a bit like Brexit. We know it’s happening, but what effect is it really going to have on you and your business?

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in force, since 25 May 2018, and it is now vital that your business is GDPR compliant.

Organisations within the EU (and many outside of it) which handle individuals’ personal data will be subject to GDPR and failure to comply could, in extreme cases, lead to fines of €20m or 4% of an organisation’s annual global turnover for data breaches (whichever is the greater).

If you process any sort of ‘personal data’ the regulations WILL affect you.

  • Do you employ staff? You process personal data.
  • Do you have a website? Does it have a contact form? You process personal data.
  • Do you have a CCTV system? You will be processing the personal data of the people you record.

What should you be doing to be GDPR compliant?

Organisations need to understand the potential impact on their business. They need advice, they need to audit their business, understand the potential risks and deal with securing the ‘personal data’ they process now. It's time to have a spring clean of all your paperwork and your data.

Wilkin Chapman has experts who cover all areas of your business that will be impacted by the GDPR from both the HR and employment law aspects – what your HR teams need to know to handle data loss, what information you need to give to customers and suppliers and whether you need to appoint a Data Protection Officer.

Data Protection Officer support

If you are a Data Protection Officer (DPO), we will be providing regular updates and holding a DPO forum where you will be able to meet with other DPO’s and share best practice and discuss the challenges and developments that will continually occur.

Contact us today to discuss how we can assist to ensure legally, you have all your procedures, policies and paperwork in order.

Meet our experts

Filter by location

Regulatory and Public Sector Partner

Employment Law

Our specialist employment department is the leading employment law team in the region. If your employment has been terminated and you believe it has been done unfairly, then do contact our employment law specialist solicitors to find out whether we can help you.

Learn more

HR Support

For those times when your in-house HR team is over-stretched or if you don’t have a HR team and lack confidence in dealing with tricky employee issues, we can help take the stress out of managing your staff. We can provide you and your business with on-site help for all types of employment issues; from disciplinary hearings to employee grievances, performance management to sickness absence issues, appeal hearings to redundancy and re-organisation consultations.

Learn more

Other Services
Request a callback

What our customers say:

"Thank you for the really helpful advice..."

Read more
Local Government Monitoring Officer

"Jonathan's GDPR and Cyber Crime training was perfectly pitched and held everyone's interest. Both informative and entertaining...."

Read more
Alison Twiddy, Lincolnshire Rural Support Network