Co-written by Claudia Mihai, Trainee Solicitor and Laura Trapnell, Head of Intellectual Property)
The GDPR obliges data controllers to demonstrate compliance with the overriding principles behind data protection. With the significant increase in penalties (20m Euro or 4% of an undertaking’s worldwide turnover), businesses are understandably concerned and eager to understand their obligations. But don’t worry, there is a lot of help out there – Data Protection : 10 steps to compliance
Due to an increased number of concerns expressed by small businesses in relation to upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a new advice line to provide assistance to small businesses (including charities) in their preparation for the implementation of the new law. Even though this service is mainly aimed at answering GDPR related questions, it also provides advice in relation to the current data protection regime and other ICO regulated legislation. This advice line (0303 123 1113 ) was made available to the public on 1 November 2017.
If you are concerned and require clarification on how GDPR will affect your business and what measures you need to take to be GDPR compliant, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Laura Trapnell or Crispin Dick. We are running various seminars to help clients understand their obligations under GDPR – our next one is on 17 January 2018 aimed at helping organisations prepare themselves for the impact. If you are interested, please book online or email Sandy Waters to book your place(s).