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GDPR planning for May 2018

by / Thursday, 15 June 2017 / Published in News

Summer holidays are almost here, followed by the Autumn busy period and the lead up to Christmas. Consequently, while all of that is happening the clock is ticking towards the introduction of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). The new regulations take effect in May 2018, hence organisations need to prepare for them now.

If your organisation is not ready for GDPR you are probably in good company as shown in this recent report commissioned by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors.

Why the CEO needs to take interest

As mentioned in previous blogs on this site, EU GDPR is more than an IT requirement. Once established it covers areas including:

  • What types of information a company holds for its own purposes
  • Information held by third parties on behalf of a company
  • Information held by a company as a service to others
  • Policies relating to the protection of data
  • Policies to be enacted in the event of a data breach
  • Disposal of data
  • Individuals rights and permissions with respect to the information held
  • Child data protection

GDPR – 12 steps to take now for May 2018

The following Information Commissioners Office (ICO) chart provides a useful planning guide. With the May 2018 deadline planning needs to start now. Please click on the image below to access the full document on the Information Commissioners Office website.

ICO 12 steps for May 2018

 Keytech and GDPR

Keytech are assisting organisations with their GDPR data security policies and technical       preparation. Also, working with our partners, Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, we deliver information to all levels of an organisation including:

For further information either contact Keytech using the form on this page, or call 01942-311150.

Click here to access a more detailed understanding of EU GDPR and implications that it presents for your orgnaisation.

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