With just over 12 months to go – 266 business days to be precise – until organisations need to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it’s more important than ever to look at what you need to do to prepare.
What is the GDPR?
From 25 May 2018, the GDPR will affect every organisation that collects or handles data relating to EU residents.
Introduced to keep pace with the digital landscape, the new Regulation aims to reinforce individuals’ data protection rights and to simplify the free flow of personal data in the EU by applying a consistent data protection framework across the member states.
The Regulation will supersede the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and it extends the data rights of individuals. It also requires organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data, and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures.
Failure to meet the requirements could turn out to be costly – up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million, whichever is greater. More information about the GDPR >>
Get ready to comply with the GDPR
With just over 12 months to go until organisations need to comply with the GDPR, now is the time to get prepared.
It is important not to underestimate the length of time it will take to dismantle, recreate, adjust and amend your current data protection system.
Take the first step towards compliance and read EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Implementation and Compliance Guide.
This must-have guide details:
- The GDPR in terms you can understand
- How to set out the obligations of data controllers and processors
- What to do with international data transfers
- Data subjects’ rights and consent
- And much more.
EU GDPR – An Implementation and Compliance Guide is a clear and comprehensive guide to this new data protection law, explaining the Regulation, and setting out the obligations of data processors and controllers in terms you can understand.