Finally a decision – the UK will adopt the EU General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR – on 25th May 2018.
Making the announcement, Secretary of State Karen Bradley said “we will be members of the EU in 2018 and therefore it would be expected and quite normal for us to opt into the GDPR and then look later at how best we might be able to help British business with data protection while maintaining high levels of protection for members of the public.”
There is now no excuse, organisations simply cannot afford to ignore the impact of GDPR. It will affect how you collect data, share data and process it. How will you uphold enhanced rights for individuals, as well as meet new requirements surrounding data protection officers, processor liability, profiling, data breaches and much more?
The Information Commissioner’s Office responded to the announcement saying they will publish a revised timeline for GDPR guidance within the next month. How the ICO will be supporting the implementation of GDPR.
Navigating the GDPR Text
The text is lengthy and often doesn’t flow smoothly and the DPN’s Handy Guide to GDPR aims to help you find the relevant articles or recitals you are looking for – be it profiling, data portability, DPOs, consent or children’s data.
The road to GDPR compliance will for many organisations require making substantial changes to systems, processes and procedures over the next eighteen months. Careful planning and prioritisation will be critical.
The information provided and the opinions expressed in this document represent the views of the Data Protection Network. They do not constitute legal advice and cannot be construed as offering comprehensive guidance on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or other statutory measures referred to.