General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a Pan-European piece of legislation implemented by the European Parliament and Council to significantly strengthen a data subject's (persons) rights in regards to how their data is used. GDPR applies to two kinds of data (1) personal data and (2) sensitive data.
In order to ensure all organisations entrusted with personal and sensitive data of data subjects follow strict processes, defined principles have been applied to the Regulations which must be followed.
These principles are that data must be:
In addition to this, every data subject has the following rights which must be upheld when processing their personal data.
Data subjects have:
Any breach of these can result in serious fines and penalties. Naturally it is in the interests of all businesses to comply with all GDPR legislation. Implementing these regulations does not have to be daunting or onerous. Indeed, our understanding of all relevant legislation means we can help you in changing processes and systems in a realistic and workable way. As well as providing professional HR advice, we can also help with preparing your business for GDPR, contact us for more details.
At Lanes Employment Solutions Specialists we can help with:
If you would like to see how well prepared you are for current data protection legislation, please take advantage of these checklists:
Please get in touch if you require further HR advice or information about GDPR.