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Flint Bishop is on hand to help organisations prepare themselves for the GDPR, which came into force on 25 May 2018.

In the digital age, organisations are collecting and storing vast amounts of personal data, most of which is sensitive. It is vital to have the right systems and processes in place to ensure compliance with the new law and to retain confidence from customers that their data is being handled in a secure manner.

Our Quick Start Guide to GDPR covers 10 initial steps such as: raising awareness, a communication strategy, knowing your legal grounds for processing personal data, a plan for dealing with data breaches and covering international data transfer. Also included is a checklist in order to make the process as straightforward and easy as possible.

Flint Bishop can offer you the legal advice and support for all data protection issues that your business may face. Our legal experts are always on hand to help you navigate the maze that is data protection and cybersecurity compliance.

Below are some key points about GDPR:

What is it and what does GDPR stand for?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, which is a new EU-approved regulation that will ensure businesses are collecting, using and holding data securely.

What does my business need to do to comply?

Your business needs to be more upfront when collecting data. You need explicit consent and you need to tell your customers exactly what their data will be used for.

Does GDPR replace the Data Protection Act?

Yes, the new law replaced the UK’s existing Data Protection Act, which was first drawn up in 1984.

When did it come into force?

It became enforceable from 25 May 2018, following a two-year transition period.

Why is it so important?

This is the largest piece of data regulation ever passed by the European Union and seeks to unify pre-existing pieces of legislation. For businesses, GDPR means keeping tighter boundaries on the information they possess and also improve security awareness and protection levels for many. It will affect how businesses hold and keep data on customers. For individuals, GDPR allows them to have a larger control over the data that companies have about them. If that individual doesn’t want a company to have certain information, they can request for it to be deleted.

Does GDPR apply to my business?

If a business deals with online data in any way, you need to comply with the GDPR.

For more information, please contact our Commercial Contracts team on 01332 340 211.

Please fill out the form below to download our quick start guide to GDPR now

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