GDPR: The Lowdown

GDPR: The Lowdown

The data protection law in the UK and Europe is changing. From the 25th May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation will come into force, replacing the current Data Protection Act which was passed in 1998.

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) dictates huge changes to the way organisations store, process and handle personal data. Data is the new commodity, and GDPR mandates a baseline safeguard on how companies deal with our data. GDPR protects an individual’s right to privacy and applies to all personal data, held in every business.

Companies need to take extra actions to demonstrate their compliance with these regulations, assisting individuals with their rights to relevant information, or they will face heavy fines.

Why is GDPR Important?

The main purpose of GDPR is to ensure personal and sensitive data is protected in today’s modern digital landscape and to provide consistency with data protection laws and rights across geographical borders. This is vital to both organisations and individuals, especially within select industries such as the public sector or recruitment where the use of sensitive data forms an integral part of a business.

Need More Information?

Find out what changes are occurring and how we can help your business by clicking the link below.

http://www.dataclarity.uk.com/GDPR/

For more information call +44 (0) 3333 1111 00 or email sales@dataclarity.uk.com

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