The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to most UK businesses, and to all that hold the personal data of any EU citizen, regardless of the UK’s membership of the EU. Described in its title as “on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data”, this regulation applies to all organisations and businesses that store or use personal data. The UK Data Protection Act 2018 is the equivalent legislation and places almost the same requirements as GDPR.
Every business will need to assess how this law affects it, and many will need to make some changes to the way they operate so that they fulfil the requirements of GDPR and protect themselves from the risks of data breaches.
William Lines holds a “GDPR Practitioner” certificate issued by APMG International, accredited by “GCHQ Certified Training”
If you’re interested in discussing how we can help you through planning and preparation to become compliant, or to check your compliance with, the GDPR and the UK Data Protection Act, please get in touch via the contact form.