As of 25th May 2018, data protection laws are changing to the EU GDPR.
In addition to current data protection laws, GDPR places greater emphasis on the documentation and procedures a company has in place. Data controllers will need to demonstrate accountability and easily display how the business gathers information from clients, as well as what they do with it and how they store it.
This means you’ll need to document what personal data you hold on record, where it came from and who you share it with. You may even need to organise an information audit across the organisation or within particular business areas to identify any areas that fall short.
Procedures must be thorough and articulated to everyone in your company – a simple tick box measure for clients will not be enough. If you need more information, here is a handy tool from the ICO.
With this in mind, here at Barques, we have decided to partner up with a specialist firm to advise us on the best way to stay compliant. All UK businesses will need to do the same, so if you would like us to put you in touch with our UK GDPR specialist then let us know and we can pass on the necessary details. Fines are substantial, so make sure you’re covered.
To find out more about what GDPR means for your business, contact us and we will put you in touch with the right people.