All businesses operating in the UK hold information about individuals (whether they be employees, customers or anyone else) and so are affected by data protection laws. Since failure to comply with requirements can result in regulatory action and criminal as well as civil liability, no organisation can afford to ignore the issue of data protection.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) builds on existing legislation but introduces some substantial new aspects, including, for example, that fines for non-compliance can be an eye watering €20m or 4% of annual group turnover! Brexit is not an escape clause – the GDPR comes into full effect in the UK in May 2018, when the UK will still be in the EU. And there is also a new Privacy Regulation to come into force in the same time scale.
This Introduction to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training course is a practical guide to how data protection works and how the principles must be applied in a variety of contexts, how to prepare for the GDPR and other new EU developments in data protection.