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GDPR 2018 - GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

What is GDPR?

​GDPR is the new EU - "General Data Protection Regulation" and is the most significant shake-up in data privacy and data security in 20 years and became law in the UK on the 25th May 2018.
GDPR however, needs to be read alongside the new "UK Data Protection Act - 2018" which became law in the UK on the 23rd May 2018.

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"From a personal perspective, in today's world of "Big Data ",  GDPR  should be celebrated for what it is: an initiative that gives back to each one of us control over who, how and what any organisation can do with our personal information. With its focus on data security, it will also significantly reduce the potential of your personal data being compromised." 


For organisations, GDPR means that strict new enforceable limits and controls are put in place over how information belonging to EU citizens can be processed. To comply with GDPR, new policies, procedures and potentially extra security may need to be put in place, and failure to do so could result in huge GDPR fines.

GDPR COMPLIANCE ISN'T JUST ABOUT DOING IT BUT BEING ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE IT. 

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If you have started your GDPR, how compliant are you?
download our free GDPR Assessment to find out now.
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If you haven't started your GDPR
Why not start with a
GDPR Presentation
Help your directors and senior management team to engage with GDPR.

This 90 minute presentation is designed specifically for directors and senior managers and will fast track their understanding of what GDPR entails and what obligations it brings.

This presentation has been received and appreciated by multiple boards around the country. It is a delivered on your premises, minimising the time wasted by busy people having to travel.

Alternatively this presentation can be provided as the start of the Gap Analysis Service detailed below, thereby saving the cost of a separate visit.

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Understand what GDPR
will mean to your organisation
with our Gap Analysis Service


Our GDPR Consultant sits down with you to help explore all the area's that your organisation uses, processes or shares personal information of living European's.

We then create a GDPR Gap Analysis Report for you and return to deliver the report with a series of simple steps for your organisation to achieve GDPR compliance.
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GDPR Policies and Procedures

To enable organisations to achieve GDPR compliance easily, we have worked with a legal practice in the Thames Valley to create document templates for the Policies, Procedures and Registers that organisations will require for GDPR compliance.
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GDPR Staff Training

To ensure that your staff understand GDPR and the Cyber Security Risks. 

We have teamed up with the 

Business Fraud Prevention Partnership

An award-winning provider of GCHQ-certified security awareness training, to help organisations educate and train their staff about their responsibilities under GDPR.

Data Protection Officer (DPO) Training

If you need to train one of your staff as a DPO then visit our shop.
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Cyber Essentials Package Solutions

GDPR is about:-
"Data Protection by Design and Data Protection by default".

Data Protection comprises two parts - Data Privacy and Data Security.

Data Privacy is about introducing the things already mentioned, Staff Training, Policies and Procedures, while Data Security is about making sure your systems and processes are safe from physical exploitation.

To this end the UK Government introduce, the Cyber Essentials Audit procedure in 2012 to help small to medium size organisations verify their Cyber Security.

As part of the GDPR due diligence and GDPR Audit Trail of what you have done to comply with the regulation, we recommend that all organisation carry out at least the basic "Cyber Essentials (Do it yourself) to certify their Data Security, since it only costs

£300.00 plus VAT.
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What else we can our GDPR Advisors help with

As qualified GDPR consultants, we can assist with the steps involved in becoming GDPR compliant

What is GDPR?

From the 25th May 2018, the EU - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) superseded the  "Data Protection Act". It became a legal requirement to protect the "Personal Information" of EU citizens wherever it is held in the world. In October 2016 it was agreed that the UK Government would implement this regulation into UK law, so currently the UK Parliament are discussing the new Data Protection Bill.

What will GDPR do?

GDPR has introduced new limits and controls on the way any organisation, business or charity, can retain and process "Personal Identifiable Information" belonging to a living European Citizen​.

HOW WILL GDPR AFFECT YOUR ORGANISATION?

1) GDPR limits how an organisation can process personal information.

2) GDPR increases a Data Subject's rights over the usage and processing of their personal information

3) GDPR enhances Data Protection and Cyber Security

WHY SHOULD ORGANISATIONS ACTUALLY BOTHER ABOUT GDPR?

Reason 1 - From 25th May 2018, it became a legal requirement for all UK organisations to be compliant with GDPR.

Reason 2 - The penalty for breached, leaked, deleted or compromised personal information could be greatly reduced if the organisation has taken appropriate measures to comply with GDPR.

GDPR Articles 33 & 83 - "If 'Personal Data' which could result in the risk to the rights and freedoms of a natural living person who is a European Citizen, is breached, leaked, deleted or compromised after May 25th 2018, the organisation will be obliged to notify the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) within 72 Hours and also those affected as soon as possible. The ICO will then issue a penalty to that organisation which is effective, proportionate and dissuasive and could be anything up to 20 Million Euros or 4% of their total worldwide annual turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher. "

Reason 3 -  Data Breaches can greatly impact the organisations public reputation. 

(TalkTalk lost over 100,000 customers as the result of their Data breach in 2015). 

To comply organisations will need to identify all the "Personal Information" that they hold, to ensure that they have, or can obtain, explicit consent to continue using it or have some other legal right to do so. They should also enhance the security and protection around the way they process information, to ensure that they are fully GDPR compliant. 

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