The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPRs) are the hot topic right now. Organisations have been subject to the Data Protection Act 1984 for some time now; however, the GDPRs take data protection a large step further. There is a lot of technical jargon used in relation to data protection. The protection applies to data subjects. Basically, these are individuals. Organisations need to consider any information they have about an individual as something to be very carefully protected, as such they need to be very careful about what information they gather from individuals in the first place and they need to be very careful about what they do with it once they have the information, and then be very careful about the way in which they dispose of it.
Individuals will have far greater rights in relation to the information. Where there are breaches, fines could be astronomical.
Our work on the GDPRs is led by Nigel Tillott - our head of employment and regulatory law. We can provide:-
- Advice upon specific issues arising, including fixed fee advice.
- Provision of policies and procedures relevant to your specific needs and where a Data Protection Officer is necessary we can act as one.