General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force, replacing the Data Protection Act 1998. With the Government confirming that Brexit will not affect the commencement of the GDPR, all businesses, service providers and public bodies will need to ensure they are compliant with the new legal framework.

What do the General Data Protection Regulations mean for my business?
A failure to comply with new regulations could leave organisations open to enforcement action which could damage their public reputation, as well their bank balance.

How can Capital help me with GDPR?
We take a hands-on approach to assisting with the changes required under the GDPR, advising not just on the letter of the law, but also giving practical guidance on how to prepare for the new regime.

We can help you to consider:
• how the changes will require more than a simple update to data protection policies
• why employers will find it much harder to rely on consent
• how the new legal rights for individuals could impact on core projects and procedures
• Data Protection Officers – do you need one and what is their role?
• the difficulties surrounding collection and use of data for marketing purposes
• the impact it will have on Corporate Governance for your organisation
• new enforcement actions which damage public reputation and the bank balance.

We’ve got several events in the pipeline that take a look at the key provisions of the GDPR, discussing how the regulations will effect businesses and advising on what you can be doing now to prepare for the new regime. For more information and to book, visit our events page.

We can also provide bespoke training – either in-house, or at our offices. Our lawyers and consultants are experienced and confident trainers – we can tailor the content of our sessions to make sure we cover exactly what you’d like to know.  Take a look at our General Data Protection Regulation services by downloading our informative flyer.