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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