Apr 30, 2018
GDPR Where Is Your Personal Data Coming From? Are businesses putting their head in the sand about DataControl? On this edition of Business Connections Live Steve Hyland talks to Linda Bazant about what businesses need to do to make sure that they are compliant for GDPR when it comes into force on 25th May 2018.
GDPR tightens up the current Data Protection Act. Due to the exponential growth of the internet and the fact that we are now using data online, in Apps, on mobile phones, tablets, social media and online behavioural advertising data management is vital. Also, the regulation will give Individuals additional rights over their data including the right not to be charged for making a Subject Access Request. They also have the Right to be Forgotten which means they can ask you to delete all data that you hold on them.
Now is the time to audit your business to ensure that you know:
GDPR will be the new Health & Safety! Responsibility for data protection must be from board level down and all staff must be fully trained and GDPR aware in their daily work routines.
GDPR gives Individuals back control over their personal data and how it may be collected and used. They will be made aware of their new rights post May 2018 and any business that is not compliant and commits serious data breaches risks fines of up to to £17 million or 4% of your gross annual turnover, whichever is the greater. This applies to all business regardless of size from big corporates to SMEs.
Linda Bazant is an Entrepreneur and Barrister. She is a member of Gray’s Inn and the Bar Association of Commerce and Finance in Industry. Specialising in corporate and media law with special emphasis on compliance and corporate governance, she advises major blue-chip companies on the implementation of legal process and procedures.
Currently, she is focusing on advising businesses on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018 and the effect of the legislation on businesses pre and post Brexit.