Welcome to the fifth instalment in our mini-series of blog posts on the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). GDPR provides individuals with greater rights over their personal information. This post highlights three principal r…
It is difficult to find a public or private sector organisation that is not affected by data protection and the recent changes to data protection legislation. Any EU organisation that handles personal information about customers, employees, suppliers or other contacts is required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (“GDPR”) and, in the UK, the Data Protection Act 2018. Organisations based outside the EU but which process personal information relating to EU citizens must also do so in accordance with GDPR.
GDPR came into force on 25 May 2018 and we are continuing to assist businesses with their internal GDPR compliance programmes. Our aim is to break GDPR down into bite size chunks, reducing the impact on the day to day running of a business. With our help, businesses will be confident that they have the necessary processes, procedures and documents in place to achieve GDPR compliance.
We provide proactive support for organisations throughout Yorkshire, nationally and internationally, ranging from owner managed businesses to large corporate organisations and multinational PLCs. We advise on the initial stage of conducting a data mapping exercise, to analysing the results of the data audit on a risk analysis basis and determining the extent of GDPR compliance, or failure to comply, and assisting the organisation with the steps it needs to take to achieve GDPR compliance. Those steps frequently include the production of bespoke internal and external policies and documents, provision of training and guidance notes and cooperation with third parties to update systems and procedures. We also advise businesses on the impact of GDPR on marketing initiatives, as well as the application of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 to electronic direct marketing.
In addition, we provide reactive advice to organisations that have received requests from data subjects exercising their rights under GDPR, including subject access requests, and to organisations that have breached or are concerned they may have breached GDPR or the Data Protection Act 2018. We are able to provide advice quickly and efficiently to ensure the organisation is able to meet the strict breach notification timescales imposed by GDPR.
For up to date insight on GDPR please visit our GDPR blog page.
Welcome to the fourth instalment in our mini-series of blog posts on the General Data Protection Regulation. The blogs provide background to the GPDR and include tips to help you make sure your business has robust data protection processes and procedures …
Welcome to the third instalment in our mini-series of blog posts on the General Data Protection Regulation.
Welcome to the second instalment in our mini-series of blog posts on the General Data Protection Regulation.
Welcome to the first instalment in our mini-series of blog posts on the General Data Protection Regulation.
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