Are you GDPR compliant?

The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/2017 (GDPR) is the biggest overhaul of data protection law in twenty years. Its aim is to establish a single set of rules for all EU member states and do away with national data protection laws. 

The GDPR extends the data rights of individuals and requires organisations to develop clear policies and procedures to protect personal data and adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures. Fines for non-compliance can now be as high as 4% of global turnover. 

There is a vast amount of material freely available about GDPR but it can be a case of information overload and knowing what the rules are and knowing what to do about them are two very different things.

We created our helpful guide in the months leading up to GDPR being implemented, to help you break things down into manageable stages. It set out four handy steps to becoming GDPR compliant.  you can take a look at this guide below which also covers exactly what is meant by personal data and what businesses need to do to protect it.

A Guide to GDPR

 

What’s next?

It’s now been nearly five months since GDPR came into affect, our Commercial team here at Coffin Mew have been advising a wide range of clients across many sectors ensuring they have the tools, knowledge and support they need to keep their business and data GDPR compliant.

Associate Guy Cartwright answers some of the most common questions we are receiving from our clients on the impact and implementation of GDPR, including lessons learnt, top tips for compliance, and his thoughts on what’s next. Take a look at his latest blog here.