26 February
By Victoria Wainwright
Categories: Government

Data Security: Time is running out for GDPR compliance – are you prepared?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to enhance the existing Data Protection rules and will apply from 25th May 2018.

The new GDPR will require all organisations that deal with individuals living in an EU member state to protect the personal information belonging to those individuals and to have verified proof of such protection.

The GDPR regulations add some new additional requirements that all businesses need to be aware of, and act on, before May 2018.

The UK Government is committed to retaining all aspects of the GDPR post-Brexit and failure to comply with the new regulation may result in significant fines.

With less than 3 months to go, it’s vital your business is prepared.

Need help?

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a twelve step check list to help organisations get themselves ready for compliance. You can access this tool from the ICO website here.

You can also download our clear and concise GDPR preparation factsheet here which will help you consider how to prepare for the implementation of the regulations.

It might be useful to identify which parts of the GDPR will have the most significant impact on your business and give those areas priority in your planning process.

Over the next few months, we’ll be providing more information on the GDPR and working with the experts to provide complementary GDPR seminars for our clients.  Naylor Wintersgill are also currently working hard to ensure our own compliance with the new legislation.

Please contact us if you would like register your interest in our GDPR seminars or would like further information.