General Data Protection Regulation
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the first Data Protection Law to come out of the European Union, and gives greater protection and rights to individuals. It affects everyone and every business, what action have you taken? At Node IT we are helping companies in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and London with their GDPR Strategy.
What do I need to know?
If you handle personal data, or sensitive personal data, you need to know your legal obligations when doing so. Personal data is any identifiable data – from a name to an IP address. Sensitive personal data is religious and political views, sexual orientation and more.The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) says “If you are currently subject to the Data Protection Act, it is likely that you will also be the subject to the GDPR”.
Is my business affected?
It almost certainly is if your business processes personally identifiable data. This can be anything from your company payroll to customer orders. Don’t think that Brexit means this is no longer applicable either; if you work with European citizens, you need to comply with GDPR. Also, the new Data Protection Bill is currently being read in Parliament. This includes the regulations in GDPR.
When does GDPR begin?
GDPR is already here and the law applies from May 25th 2018. If you haven’t done anything to prepare your company for GDPR then you need to begin today! Start by downloading our Myth Buster guide from this page.