New data protection regime
Do you know about the new data protection regime that you need to abide by from 25 May 2018?
The Government has published research saying that fewer than 50% of businesses are aware of what they need to do to get ready for the new regime which comes into force on 25 May this year. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act 2018 create a new set of data privacy rules which all businesses and employers must follow. Potential fines for a breach of the new rules are enormous and could in extreme cases amount to the highest of 4% of global annual turnover or 20 million Euros.
Wilkin Chapman solicitors are offering businesses GDPR advice on how to get ready before May. You can find out more on our dedicated GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation page. Our experts are more than happy to help you.
The Information Commissioner’s website has lots of good information on what you should be doing now to get ready before May. There is also a free helpline.
Wilkin Chapman has been delivering training to businesses on the implications of GDPR to their business, not only in terms of the changes for HR teams, but also in terms of governance and marketing. If you would like advice or guidance on GDPR compliance, do contact us to talk to one of our GDPR specialists.
You should be doing an audit of the data that you hold and process and reviewing your internal systems, policies and contracts. The National Cyber Security Centre also has lots of useful online information on cyber security.