The right to be forgotten…

Aug 10, 2017

…and other data know-how.

This week’s news that new data protection legislation will apply from September of this year introduced some hefty consequences for non-compliance, so it’s more important than ever to keep up to date with all things data.

And data will continue to be a hot topic for the next few months – the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be law in the UK from 25 May 2018. Although the UK is currently negotiating its departure from the EU, the withdrawal terms agreed will affect the extent to which we need to comply with its laws, so all businesses should begin to plan for it now as compliance will be required until the date the UK leaves the EU.

So, what can you do to be ready? If you’re a data processor, the GDPR imposes some direct obligations on you, so you’ll need to understand what they are and build them into your contracts and procedures. Organisations for which you process data will also need to be comfortable that your practices are compatible with the new regulations.

To help you prepare, we’ve listed 12 main areas you should become familiar with now so you’re up to speed when the new regulations come in.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page as a quick tool which takes you directly to the topics you need to know about.

All links take you directly to the Independent Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website – in the UK, the ICO is the authority responsible for upholding information rights in the public interest.

  1. Be aware of any new obligations
  2. Know your accountability
  3. Informed consent
  4. Children
  5. Lawful basis for processing
  6. Privacy information
  7. Individuals’ rights
  8. The right of access
  9. Data breaches
  10. Data protection by design
  11. Data protection officers
  12. Cross border transfers


Source: accessed 02/08/2017.

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