The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
26 February 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the UK Data Protection Act 1998. Significant and wide-reaching in scope, the new law brings a 21st century approach to data protection. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal information is collected and processed and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.

Remember the deadline for compliance: 25 May 2018

Having this in mind some of the staff at CPL staff were generously volunteered to attend a GDPR seminar at Stadium MK the home of the MK Dons, hosted by Complete IT with Jim Sneddon conducting the seminar.

A very informative and surprisingly enjoyable time was had by all attending the seminar, all leaving with our ‘To Do’ lists and a much clearer picture of how to move forward to comply with a very complicated subject.

For those who do not yet know, GDPR compliance is not just a matter of ticking a few boxes; the Regulation demands that you be able to demonstrate compliance with the data protection principles. This involves taking a risk-based approach to data protection, ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are in place to deal with the transparency, accountability and individuals’ rights provisions, as well as building a workplace culture of data privacy and security.

Also remember Compliance is not a choice


Andrew Wierny

Senior Quality and Compliance Manager

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