The Essential Guide to GDPR

The rules governing data protection and personal privacy are changing. Despite the step change in the technical environment and the massive increase in personal data that is being created every day, the regulations have not moved on since the 1998 Data Protection Act.

However, GDPR, or the General Data Protection Regulation, will come into force in May 2018, and will have a major impact on all organisations; the scale of the new fines alone should have people concerned. The ICAEW (institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and its IT Faculty have produced a guide to assist in understanding the new regulations and what they need to do to prepare.

There is a comprehensive checklist which will be useful for all businesses. This includes tasks which are split into the following categories:

  • Organising staff
  • Internal systems
  • Data processes
  • Stakeholders

The most important advice to all is to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to prepare as GDPR applies to personal data regardless of size of organisation so everyone must take action now.

To download the full document, click on this link – The Essential Guide to GDPR