What is GDPR?
The GDPR is the new framework for data protection laws for businesses in the EU replacing the previous directive and the current law the UK is based upon. After four years of discussion and negotiation, it was adopted by both the European Parliament and the European Council.
When will it take effect?
It will come into force on May 25, 2018 after a two year preparation period for businesses and public bodies to prepare for the change.
Who will enforce the GDPR?
The GDPR changes will be enforced by the Information Commissioner’s Office. The ICO will be able to fine businesses that do not comply with it.
How can you breach GDPR?
One of the biggest and most talked about aspects of the GDPR is understanding how your business may be able to breach the GDPR. Here are some examples of how your business my be fined:
Steps to take for your business
If you require further information about GDPR make sure you check out the ICO website for more information on how to prepare for GDPR.