Plan your future protection compliance strategy now
The General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR] covering the collection, storage and use of personal data by organisations, will come into force, EU-wide, on 25 May 2018 and will have significant implications for charities, not-for-profits and voluntary organisations.
A helpful four-page document outlining the new legislation has been created by F.P. Logue Solicitors and serves as a useful starting starting point for charities in planning their future data protection compliance strategies.
The GDPR will introduce new or modified provisions on consent, data breaches, transparency, privacy notices, individuals’ rights and the appointment of data protection officers. A key new element of the legislation is the accountability principle whereby people in control of other people’s personal data must not only be compliant but must also be able to demonstrate compliance with GDPR requirements.