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What is the General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
INTENDS TO STRENGTHEN
EXISTING DATA PROTECTION
LAWS FOR INDIVIDUALS
WITHIN THE EU WITH A NEW
POLIC...
When does the new regulation
come into force?
IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE
GDPR WILL COME INTO
FORCE ON 25 MAY 2018
What are the key features of
the legislation?
The law is complex, but three key points are:
• Organisations will need to report any loss of
data, be that the loss of a ...
Who is affected by the
new legislation?
Businesses
Businesses will need to show they are fully
compliant with the new regulations. Failure to
do so will result in...
What do you need to do to
comply with GDPR regulations?
MAKE SURE YOUR SYSTEMS
ARE TRANSPARENT
BE SURE THAT YOU ARE ABLE
TO ENFORCE THE POLICIES
YOU ARE PUTTING IN PLACE
What should businesses be
doing to prepare for
the new legislation
1) Review your existing information
Set up an information audit. Identify what
personal data you currently hold. Check you...
2) Invest in technology
Identify any gaps in your existing technology.
Invest in the latest firewalls, intrusion preventio...
3) Educate your staff
Every member of staff needs to understand that
data security is part of their job, not just the
resp...
4) Consent
Ensure your systems are transparent and that your
current consent policies are compliant. Understand
how you ar...
5) Cyber insurance
Review your insurance policy. More and more
insurance companies are able to protect against
business im...
6) Recruit a Data Protection Officer
If you are a public authority, carry out large scale
systematic monitoring of individ...
Where can I go to find
out more?
Or find out more with the ICO’s
(Information Commissioner’s Office)
12 step guide to the GDPR:
https://ico.org.uk
Read our...
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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force in May 2018. Any breach or infringement of GDPR could result in a fine of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover based on the preceding 12 months. Make sure your business is fully aware of the impact of the GDPR on your business.

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

  1. 1. What is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?
  2. 2. THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION INTENDS TO STRENGTHEN EXISTING DATA PROTECTION LAWS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE EU WITH A NEW POLICY KNOWN AS THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR)
  3. 3. When does the new regulation come into force?
  4. 4. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE GDPR WILL COME INTO FORCE ON 25 MAY 2018
  5. 5. What are the key features of the legislation?
  6. 6. The law is complex, but three key points are: • Organisations will need to report any loss of data, be that the loss of a laptop or memory stick or a serious cyber crime. • Directors will be liable for ignoring or being complacent about data protection, especially personal data, which includes unique IP addresses and email. • Fines for non-compliance will increase significantly. There will be an upper limit of €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is higher.
  7. 7. Who is affected by the new legislation?
  8. 8. Businesses Businesses will need to show they are fully compliant with the new regulations. Failure to do so will result in hefty penalties. Individuals The new regulations will make it easier for individuals to make private claims regarding their data privacy and the way their information has been handled by organisations.
  9. 9. What do you need to do to comply with GDPR regulations?
  10. 10. MAKE SURE YOUR SYSTEMS ARE TRANSPARENT BE SURE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO ENFORCE THE POLICIES YOU ARE PUTTING IN PLACE
  11. 11. What should businesses be doing to prepare for the new legislation
  12. 12. 1) Review your existing information Set up an information audit. Identify what personal data you currently hold. Check your data storage and handling of data is fully compliant with the new legislation.
  13. 13. 2) Invest in technology Identify any gaps in your existing technology. Invest in the latest firewalls, intrusion prevention and detection, and antivirus software to avoid a potential data breach.
  14. 14. 3) Educate your staff Every member of staff needs to understand that data security is part of their job, not just the responsibility of the IT team or the DPO (Data Protection Officer).
  15. 15. 4) Consent Ensure your systems are transparent and that your current consent policies are compliant. Understand how you are currently obtaining and recording consent within your organisation. Storing personal data on children? Make sure you have clearly identified how you store and process consent of children, verify their age and obtain parental consent if required.
  16. 16. 5) Cyber insurance Review your insurance policy. More and more insurance companies are able to protect against business impact in the event ofa cyberattack. Make sure your business is covered against a potential threat.
  17. 17. 6) Recruit a Data Protection Officer If you are a public authority, carry out large scale systematic monitoring of individuals or process large volumes of data relating to criminal conviction and offences then you must appoint a DPA under the GDPR legislation. Whatever your business, it is essential to make sure you have the right skills and sufficient staff to ensure your organisation is fully compliant.
  18. 18. Where can I go to find out more?
  19. 19. Or find out more with the ICO’s (Information Commissioner’s Office) 12 step guide to the GDPR: https://ico.org.uk Read our GDPR blog here: http://bit.ly/SIRE_GDPR

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