Preparing for GDPR

What is it? How do you prepare for it?

You keep hearing it dropped in conversation. It’s mentioned in every blog post you read.

The acronym ‘GDPR’ stands for ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ and, in short, is a new law which brings a 21st century approach to data protection.

There are warning signs flashing on every website you visit. But what is this ‘GDPR’ that everyone is talking about? what do you need to do? how do you prepare for it?

Enforceable from 25th May 2018, this new regulation will replace the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 and all other current data protection legislation throughout EU member states.

It is designed to expand the rights of individuals to better control how their personal information is collected, processed and managed. It also places a range of new requirements on organisations to be more accountable for data protection and can enforce significant fines for non compliance.