What is GDPR?
General Data Protection Regulations have been introduced by the EU to strengthen and unify data protection laws, effective from 25th May 2018. Work towards GDPR compliance by contacting our GDPR Practitioners today for advice and support about the data legislation. Getting your organisation compliant can be a massive, complex project, let us take away un-necessary stress and save you time and money with our GDPR Services.
Do the Regulations Apply to You?
If you process (including just retaining) anyone’s personal data in your organisation then you need to act now, this includes your employees, clients and members of the public. It covers any information that can be identifiable to a living person including photographs, CCTV recordings, names, addresses, passport numbers, and biometrics.
What are Your Legal Obligations?
The personal data you process must be secure through appropriate technical and organisational measures, you also need to change the way you ask for consent for the data if consent is the lawful basis you are relying on. Furthermore, you have to think of how you dispose of data when no longer required. Regulations also include additional rights for data subjects. You will need to review what you include in your commercial contracts with anyone you share data with for data processing activities and ensure you have appropriate privacy notices in place for data subjects to access.
Appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Some organisations are legally required to appoint a DPO depending on the nature of your data processing activities and organisation type. A DPO must be someone impartial, who would not create a conflict of interest.
Is your business ready for GDPR?
- Do you ask for consent online by providing pre-ticked boxes?
- How do you securely store information about your employee’s names, addresses, bank details?
- Do you use CCTV monitoring of the public or your employees and have you undertaken a DPIA?
- Have you got a process in place to allow people to withdraw their consent as easily as it was given?
- Do you track peoples buying habits online?
- Do you consolidate data in a CRM system?
- Do you outsource payroll or share data with other third parties?
If you have a data breach resulting in personal data being compromised and you aren’t compliant then the ICO could impose fines and penalties.
We Take Data Compliance Seriously
It’s now time to make positive changes in your organisation to ensure you are working towards becoming compliant. By signing up to Wirehouse’s GDPR Services you will have a permanent point of contact for advice and support. Our qualified GDPR Practitioners will be able to advise you or your Data Protection Officer (DPO) about what steps you need to take to enable your business to start dealing with the issues involved in GDPR.
Wirehouse GDPR Services
- GDPR Compliance Report & guidance – We will provide you with a questionnaire so we can identify risk areas in your organisation. A full written report will then be produced to advise you what action points are needed in order to work towards compliance.
- Advice Line – Call or email our dedicated GDPR Practitioners for advice on any concerns you may have from 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
- Library of template documents – Access to our Online Portal with a wide range of GDPR support documents whenever you need them. This includes Risk Assessments, Impact Assessments and Data Protection Policies.
The Consequences of Ignoring GDPR
- Financial Penalties: The ICO can impose fines of up to £20 million or 4% of your global turnover (whichever is higher) for data breaches.
- Compensation Claims: Data subjects could take legal action and claim compensation. There is no cap on the amount they can claim meaning the court has the power to award an unlimited amount of money.
- Loss of Reputation: The media may increase their reporting about businesses with data breaches as the latest ‘hot topic’.
Protect your business from data breaches and un-neccessary fines, contact one of our qualified GDPR Practitioners today to find out more about our GDPR Services.
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