General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

“The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years”

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What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was brought into force on 25th May 2018 and replaces all previous data protection legislation - including the Data Protection Act 1998.

The legislation applies to any organisation that provides a service or product to citizens within the European Union (EU), regardless of where they are based in the world.

Why was GDPR introduced?

The reason why GDPR was introduced is simple - to better protect an individual’s personal data and encourage business to take positive steps towards preventing such data being used for anything other than it’s intended purpose.

Should there be a loss of data for which you can be blamed then the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), who currently manage data protection, have increased powers under GDPR to impose heavier sanctions than they have previously, including substantial fines for the most serious breaches.

Am I GDPR Compliant?

If you are handling data relating to an individual within the EU, you must be compliant with the GDPR.

At Spencers, our in-house HR and Employment Support team can work with you to ensure that you have policies and procedures in place to ensure continued compliance with your obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations.

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