In one of our previous blog posts, we highlighted the details and the changes being introduced to Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which you can read here.

The BBC has recently shared information on this topic and how the GDPR will be transferred from EU to UK law.  The main proposals under the Bill will:

  • allow people to ask for their data to be deleted
  • require organisations to get “explicit” consent when they process personal information
  • expand the data covered under the legislation to include IP addresses, DNA and cookies

The current maximum fine for firms who break the data protection rules is £500,000 but under the Bill, this will increase to an eye-watering £17m or 4% of global turnover. It is therefore important that companies are aware of what they need to do.

GDPR will come into effect from May 2018 so there is really not a long time for companies to understand what they need to change and then implement these changes.

To read the full article by the BBC click here.

How we can help

We are running a new course ‘An Introduction to Data Protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’, which provides a practical guide to how data protection works and how the principles must be applied in a variety of contexts, and how to get ready for the GDPR and other new EU developments in data protection. You can find further details and upcoming dates here.

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