As you will be aware on the 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Although this is European legislation, the Government has confirmed that GDPR will be implemented in the UK regardless of the fact that it is likely to be leaving the EU shortly after. GDPR is viewed as a good piece of legislation that will provide consistent data protection rights across Europe.
Although the principles of GDPR are consistent with those of the current Data Protection legislation, the new law will enhance the rights of individuals and will place greater emphasis on organisations to safeguard personal data –with stronger penalties for non-compliance. With that in mind EMWPREP are making some changes to the way in which we collect, process and analyse data.
Details can be found on our dedicated GPDR page– which includes links to our new policy documents and new data collection forms.