Answers to some questions you may have about the GDPR
Following on from the last two podcast episodes (89 and 90) I round off this mini series on the GDPR and provide you some of the questions that have arisen in discussion and from my own enquiries for my business.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in the UK and across the EU on the 25th May 2018 and is the first major overhaul of Data Protection rules and regulations since the Data Protection Act 1995.
The GDPR is important for businesses who hold any type of data, whether about customers, contacts or employees, and the fines for getting it wrong can becostly. In this podcast I bring you questions and answers to some questions you may have.
In this episode I will cover answers to the following questions:
- Does the GDPR apply to information held about a business?
- Are there extra considerations if we employ children?
- Do all businesses need a data protection officer?
- Who needs to know about the GDPR in my business?
- Do I need to delete all old employee information I have?
- If I only keep paper records does the GDPR still apply?
- If we use software to hold employee data what do we need to do about this?
- Is it necessary to have consent in all cases if we are holding and processing data?
- Listen to the podcast and follow the action points;
- Contact us for a free copy of the action points and checklist - email GDPR@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk
- Sign up for updates and alerts from the information commissioner;
- Diarise time to take action on the GDPR;
- Consider assigning a Data Protection Office or champion in your organisation.
Information Commissioner Guidance: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/
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