Meet the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Meet the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new EU-wide data protection laws have finally been agreed. In the UK we will now be saying goodbye to the Data Protection Act 1998 and 'welcoming' in the new EU Regulations (GDPR).

What now?!!

No, not for another two years. The final text of the GDPR has been agreed; there will be no fiddling with it by Member States, we just translate it into our own languages. So, although we will not have anything on the UK Statute books for a couple of years, we will know exactly what it says!

That means no excuses for not getting prepared. We know that two years is not a long time to get business process and culture changed. Start think now about how you will address the following;

  • Obtaining consent is about to become a lot harder, marketers will have to get their heads around EXPLICIT consent;
  • RISK management is going to become intimately linked with PRIVACY. Start thinking about how you will Measure, Record, Analyse and Act on privacy risks;
  • Business processes must have privacy 'baked-in' from the 'fag packet stage'. If you decide to put a quick pop-up WordPress site for a new client, did you build privacy in? Did you design the requisite security in to the login process? etc
  • Are you ready for telling the World that you stuffed up! Breach Notification will become mandatory and you had better be ready to explain it to your customers, clients and investors! Media training 101 here we come

Over the coming months, here at iCompli we will be delving into the detail of the final text, and developing common sense training and advice for you all.

If you would like to read the Final Version of the GDPR, you can find it here


The press release from the EU Commission can be found <a href="">here</a>.