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General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, comes into effect on 25th March 2018 and is a major overhaul of how businesses process and handle data, applying to pretty much all companies, regardless of size. The GDPR is Europe's new framework for data protection laws – it replaces the previous 1995 data protection directive, which current UK law is based upon.

The EU's GDPR website says the legislation is designed to "harmonise" data privacy laws across Europe as well as give greater protection and rights to individuals. Within the GDPR there are large changes for the public as well as businesses and bodies that handle personal information, which we'll explain in more detail later.

After more than four years of discussion and negotiation, GDPR was adopted by both the European Parliament and the European Council in April 2016. The underpinning regulation and directive were published at the end of that month.

After publication of GDPR in the EU Official Journal in May 2016, it comes into force on May 25, 2018. Does GDPR apply to me or my business, or is it just a whole load of fuss about nothing? Individuals, organisations, and companies that are either 'controllers' or 'processors' of personal data will be covered by the GDPR. "If you are currently subject to the DPA, it is likely that you will also be subject to the GDPR," the ICO says on its website.Both personal data and sensitive personal data are covered by GDPR. Personal data, a complex category of information, broadly means a piece of information that can be used to identify a person. This can be a name, address, IP address... you name it. Sensitive personal data encompasses genetic data, information about religious and political views, sexual orientation, and more. These definitions are largely the same as those within current data protection laws and can relate to information that is collected through automated processes. Where GDPR differentiates from current data protection laws is that pseudonymised personal data can fall under the law – if it's possible that a person could be identified by a pseudonym. Failure to comply could result in fines of up to €10 million or two per cent of a firm's global turnover (whichever is greater). Those with more serious consequences can have fines of up to €20 million or four per cent of a firm's global turnover (whichever is greater). These are larger than the £500,000 penalty the ICO can currently wield and, according to analysis, last year's fines would be 79 times higher under the new regulation. GDPR Certification We're able to work with you to ensure your business is compliant and doesn't fall short, as well as offer Certification under the IASME or Cyber Essentials frameworks should you wish to be able to offer assurance to your customers and suppliers that you are fully compliant. We'll work with the certification body to ensure you pass, and will work with you to make any changes or updates required to your IT systems to achieve compliancy. 
GDPR," the ICO says on its website.

Both personal data and sensitive personal data are covered by GDPR. Personal data, a complex category of information, broadly means a piece of information that can be used to identify a person. This can be a name, address, IP address... you name it. Sensitive personal data encompasses genetic data, information about religious and political views, sexual orientation, and more.

 

These definitions are largely the same as those within current data protection laws and can relate to information that is collected through automated processes. Where GDPR differentiates from current data protection laws is that pseudonymised personal data can fall under the law – if it's possible that a person could be identified by a pseudonym.

 

Failure to comply could result in fines of up to €10 million or two per cent of a firm's global turnover (whichever is greater). Those with more serious consequences can have fines of up to €20 million or four per cent of a firm's global turnover (whichever is greater). These are larger than the £500,000 penalty the ICO can currently wield and, according to analysis, last year's fines would be 79 times higher under the new regulation.

 

GDPR Certification

 

We're able to work with you to ensure your business is compliant and doesn't fall short, as well as offer Certification under the IASME or Cyber Essentials frameworks should you wish to be able to offer assurance to your customers and suppliers that you are fully compliant.

 

We'll work with the certification body to ensure you pass, and will work with you to make any changes or updates required to your IT systems to achieve compliancy.

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