Recent years have seen a huge increase in the data which companies hold about individuals. Whether via CV’s, job applications, contracts of employment, medical reports, payslips, internet records, social media use or many hundreds of other forms, there is personal data held about us everywhere.
On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be brought into law by the Data Protection Act 2018. This new legislation will extend data protection safeguards and is a much needed update to the current legislation, which is now some twenty years old and was designed for a very different world. All businesses will need to review their policies and documentation before then, to ensure that their data processing activities are GDPR compliant.
Data Protection Advice for Businesses
We are able to assist companies in updating their policies and employment documentation in light of the incoming GDPR. We can also review commercial contracts, to help you to ensure that those with whom your organisation shares data are also GDPR compliant.
We can assist with:
- Data Protection Impact Assessments
- Data Policies
- Recruitment policies
- Privacy Notices
- Appointing a Data Protection Officer
- Data Protection Training
- Record keeping requirements
The way that your company addresses Data Protection should remain subject to regular review and should adapt as the way in which you process data develops and in light of technological developments, which often move at quite a pace these days.