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General Data Protection Regulation

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What is GDPR?

In 1998 the Data Protection Act (DPA) was introduced by UK Parliament as the main piece of legislation to govern the processing of data on identifiable living people. However, the technology landscape has changed so much since the act was enforced, that this law is now significantly out of date and is not able to protect the individual as originally intended. A prime example would be social media sites capturing personal data, profiling it, and selling it to advertisers, without the individuals explicit consent.

However, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) under EU law, which was adopted on 27th April 2016 and will apply from 25th May 2018, will supersede our Act and the Data Protection Directive from 1995, and be significantly more stringent. The main focus of GDPR will be to protect the personal data of all individuals residing within the EU, irrespective of where the company holding the data is based, and includes rules around holding, processing, profiling, maintaining and deleting that data to name a few.

For more information regarding GDPR, visit our blog.

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Which companies does the GDPR affect?

Any company that stores or processes personal information about EU citizens within EU states must comply with the GDPR, even if they do not have a business presence within the EU. Specific criteria for companies required to comply are:

  • A presence in an EU country.
  • No presence in the EU, but it processes personal data of European residents.
  • More than 250 employees.
  • Fewer than 250 employees but its data-processing impacts the rights and freedoms of data subjects, is not occasional, or includes certain types of sensitive personal data. That effectively means almost all companies.
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How do you make sure your IT systems are compliant?

Your priority now is to carry out an audit of all the IT systems you use to handle the personal data of individuals. From your internal CRM to your HR system to your email marketing software, all of it needs to be assessed for GDPR compliance.

We can carry out this audit for you. This is one of the advantages of using Novus to support and help your business grow. Also did we mention:

  • We’re experts in IT systems with 10+ years of experience of encryption and data systems.
  • We also advise on business technology, meaning we can suggest and implement the right solutions for your business, ensuring your processes are end-to end compliant with minimal disruption.
  • Non-compliance can end up in big fines, and ignorance is no excuse as the ICO regulations have been circulating for some time.
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Contact our GDPR Practitioners today!

GDPR isn’t going away. It’s not a box to tick at the end of your IT systems planning. It is an integral process that should be engrained deeply into your organisation’s systems, culture and business processes. Get in touch with us today!

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