The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) is a new data protection regime which comes into force on 25 May 2018.
The new regime, which replaces the existing Data Protection Act, will mean a number of changes in the legislation governing how businesses use and store data.
There are a number of new requirements for firms and stricter penalties for those businesses which fail to adhere to them.
This means that it is especially important that your business takes the relevant steps to ensure that it follows best practice and has met all its obligations.
At Joelson we understand businesses may have questions about how the GDPR will affect them and the steps that need to be taken to ensure you are fully compliant.
We can advise clients on:
- How to prepare for the implementation of the GDPR
- How to undertake a data impact assessment
- Lawful processing of data (including consent)
- Accountability and governance obligations
- Data Protection Officers
- The responsibilities of data processors
- Reporting a data breach
- Individuals’ rights under GDPR
- Updating privacy policies and notices
- Reviewing and updating terms and conditions and contracts.