Wolverhampton IT Support services would like to bring the following to your attention. On the 25th May 2018 ALL companies will be required to be able to prove that they are GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant. Any organisations found to be in non-compliance after this date will face heavy fines.
GDPR Key Changes taken from: (https://www.eugdpr.org/):
- The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the 1995 directive was established.
- Arguably the biggest change to the regulatory landscape of data privacy comes with the extended jurisdiction of the GDPR, as it applies to all companies processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the Union, regardless of the company’s location.
- Under GDPR organizations in breach of GDPR can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 Million (whichever is greater).
- The conditions for consent have been strengthened, and companies will no longer be able to use long illegible terms and conditions full of legalese, as the request for consent must be given in an intelligible and easily accessible form, with the purpose for data processing attached to that consent.
- Right to Access: Part of the expanded rights of data subjects outlined by the GDPR is the right for data subjects to obtain from the data controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed, where and for what purpose.
- Right to be Forgotten: Also known as Data Erasure, the right to be forgotten entitles the data subject to have the data controller erase his/her personal data, cease further dissemination of the data, and potentially have third parties halt processing of the data.
Please visit the official EU General Data Protection Regulation website for a more in-depth overview and to find out how this WILL apply to your business.
Wolverhampton IT Support services can help
Wolverhampton IT Support services offer a full support platform and guidance to meeting the new regulations.
We can help you review your I.T. infrastructure and practices to ensure compliance when the date arrives. We will also help you complete an initial checklist (or complete one on your behalf) to verify what steps need to be taken by your business.
Wolverhampton IT Support services are fully aware that this process may seem “daunting” to a great many business owners. We have included a short video below which may help you understand what is required and where to start the process to achieving GDPR compliance.
If your require any further information or guidance please CONTACT US.