Organisations hold vast amounts of personal data relating to customers, employees, and suppliers as well as within marketing databases. Compliance with data protection laws is vital in order to avoid sanctions, loss of revenue and negative publicity.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018 and represents a significant overhaul of data protection legislation: the accountability principle will mean that businesses will need to examine how they hold and use data and take steps to demonstrate compliance with the data protection principles; implied consent is no longer going to be acceptable, neither will opt outs; the heavily publicised right to be forgotten will become a reality; sanctions for breaches will be significantly higher; and the ICO has also recommended that directors be held personally liable for data breaches.

Our expert partner, Boyes Turner, can help you navigate the impact of the GDPR – from data mapping, to gap analysis and risk assessment though to helping you consider the practical implications of the change in the law on a business’ processes and procedures.

           

Call +44 (0)118 959 7150 or email gdpr@boyesturner.com to find out how Boyes Turner will help ensure your business stays compliant.

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