Where Is Your Personal Data Coming From?
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 what does this mean
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.
What do you need to do
Now is the time to audit your business to ensure that you know:
- GDPR Where personal data is coming from?:
- What you do with it? – (databases, paper files);
- Who you share it with? (third parties):
- That your third parties are also GDPR compliant.
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 Benefits to the individual
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.
On this edition of Business Connections Live, Linda will explain:
- Why getting your GDPR compliance right is so important
- Why you need to consolidate your databases
- The importance of knowing who you share personal data with
- The need to update your third party contracts to ensure compliance with GDPR
- Why you need to update your Privacy Notice on your Website
- How to start your GDPR audit
Learn the business fundamentals on how your business can achieve:
- Compliance with GDPR
- A better understanding of your customer and their new rights
- Up to date documentation that is GDPR compliant
- An understanding of legitimate business interests
- An understanding of the definition of consent
- Fully aware staff that live, eat and breathe GDPR