Data Protection Training: Are You GDPR Compliant?

Did you know that a new EU data protection framework was adopted in April 2016? Called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it replaces the current Data Protection Act. It will come into force on 25 May 2018. It will have an immediate impact on all businesses that control or process data. If you work for an organisation currently covered by the Data Protection Act you must prepare for the change. Is it time that you updated your data protection training?

 

Why do we need a new framework?

Originally introduced in 1998, the Data Protection Act protects individuals’ personal information and makes sure it isn’t misused. Now the EU wants to standardise data protection laws across its member countries, eliminating inconsistencies. It also wants to give people more control over how their data is used.

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