The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018, bringing with it wide-ranging changes to how businesses and other organisations must handle the personal and sensitive data they hold.
Alongside these new requirements come more severe penalties for organisations and individuals found to be in breach, including fines of €20 million or four per cent of worldwide turnover, whichever is higher.
In many cases, the requirements of the GDPR go well beyond those of the Data Protection Act 1998, so it is critical to ensure that your business complies from day one.
To make the process of complying with the GDPR as simple and straightforward as possible, Mander Hadley is offering a full GDPR compliance check.
As part of our GDPR compliance check, we will review all of your business processes and documentation relating to personal and sensitive data to ensure that they meet the requirements of the GDPR.
Where documents and processes need updating, we will advise on the steps that need to be taken to comply, including updates to:
- Contracts of employment
- Terms and conditions
- Commercial contracts
- Internal policies
Additionally, we offer advice tailored to the needs of your business or organisation on data handling.
We will also advise and assist businesses in relation to data subject access requests and requests to be forgotten. In these cases we would need urgent instructions as soon as the request is made as there are very strict time limits.
To avoid incurring steep penalties, you must comply with the GDPR from day one, so contact us today for specialist advice and support from our experts.