GDPR – Data Protection
If you’re company collect personal data on employees, clients, prospects, donors, patients or process third party data, then the new GDPR legislation applies to you, as it will place significant legal responsibility on your organisation. For the first time, fines of up to 4% of annual (global) turnover will apply to breaches of the Data Protection regulation.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Is the first global data protection law, implemented by the EU, which will regulate all businesses, worldwide, who handle personal data of an EU citizen. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner will fully implement this EU legislation by May 25, 2018.
It is time to get your GDPR House in order
Your business may already have a Data Protection Policy in place, which is a positive start. However, with the new Data Protection laws coming into effect throughout Europe, it creates a whole new set of obligations for businesses. While building on pre-existing laws (the eight principles still exist) it has created new laws and requires business to be accountable and document this compliance.
GDPR compliance clock is ticking
Once the GDPR becomes law, the majority of its provisions will apply immediately in Ireland and the EU. This means that organisations cannot wait to rectify issues or implement changes after 25 May 2018. Businesses need to prepare now for the introduction of the new law. Our expert team can help and support your business to prepare for the GDPR.
The GDPR introduces a number of significant changes for managing data.
- Increased obligations around consent
- Greater transparency requirements for privacy notices
- New security rules and breach reporting obligations
- A revamped regime for enforcement, remedies and liability
- The introduction of the principles of Privacy by Design and default
Start your GDPR Compliance Programme now
- Carry out a Data Audit and Gap Analysis to measure compliance
- Review and update all data protection policies and codes of conduct to ensure they comply with the new principles.
- Reflect on what grounds for lawful processing do you currently rely on – consent, contract, legitimate interests
- Requirement to appoint an experienced Data Protection Officer
- Training of all relevant staff of the new data protection rules
- Privacy by design must be at the heart of all future projects and a privacy impact assessment will ensure this is in place
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Ensure your business is legally complaint under the new GDPR laws. We can help you:
- Carry out a Data Audit on your business
- Prepare or Review your Data Protection Policies
- Training to ensure you are GDPR ready
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