If you have been burying your head in the sand in relation to the new GDPR regulations, it’s time to raise your head, give yourself a good shake and pick up the phone! All is not lost…
The GDPR is not going to ‘go away’.
Although 25 May is the date the legislation takes effect and there will be no ‘grace’ period, it has been indicated that if you can demonstrate that you have been thinking about the essential elements of GDPR and have taken steps towards putting key foundations in place to ensure your organisation implements responsible data practices, this will be taken into consideration by the regulator.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it will be enforced from 25 May 2018. Organisations in breach of GDPR can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million.
What you need to do now:
- Map your data –document what data you hold, where you hold it, why you hold it, how long you hold it for and if it is shared with any third parties.
- Carry out a self assessment of your organisation and how it currently complies with GDPR.
- Ensure you have processes in place to allow employees and clients to:
– access their information.
– amend their information.
– delete their information.
– be informed of any data breaches.
– opt out of marketing information.
How Quadra can help:
- GDPR Readiness Review and Plan of Action.
- Bespoke Privacy Policies
- Staff Training
- GDPR Online Awareness Course
Contact us today on 028 9042 3222/01832 1493 or email [email protected] to find out how you can demonstrate how you are taking the new Data Protection Legislation seriously.
Disclaimer – The information detailed in the above post is not legal advice and is for educational purposes only. Any reliance you place on place on the information provided is therefore at your own risk. If you require any legal advice regarding GDPR compliance please contact a qualified legal professional. For further information on GDPR compliance please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office, the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.