New Data Protection Regs "GDPR" – what it means for you

/New Data Protection Regs "GDPR" – what it means for you

New Data Protection Regs "GDPR" – what it means for you

An overhaul of EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into force on 25th May 2017. Little has been said about the new regulations however its effects will be wide ranging, effecting the way small charities and large business alike handle their data,  bringing in more severe fines, and ultimately giving the ICO more teeth than it currently possesses.
A will likely upshot of these new regulations is that PPI-esque lawyers chasing potential claims against charities and business who may have fallen foul of the wide-ranging regulations.
Currently the regulations state that a claimant needs to show that any breach of a regulation by the information holder has resulted in them suffering distress and financial loss. The new regulations will remove the need for claimants to show that they have suffered financial loss, only requiring them to show that they have suffered distress. Cue the lawyers.
The ICO website and this GDPR website gives detailed information about the regulation and what you need to do as a business to ensure you are prepared for |time for May 2018 when it comes into force.
We will look at providing training on this regulation at an upcoming network meeting.

By |2017-10-13T11:31:58-05:00October 13th, 2017|Categories: Charity, Compliance, Local, National|Tags: , |0 Comments

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