General Data Protection Regulations Come Into Force on May 25th

GDPR (the General Data Protection Regulations) come into force tomorrow (25th May), impacting all organisations handling personal information linked to EU residents. GDPR is a regulation drawn up by the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission to give individuals more control over how their personal data is used online. 

Retailers need to be aware of the new regulations and ensure that they are compliant in terms of the personal data of their employees, suppliers and customers.

In many cases, the GDPR builds upon existing data protection laws that are already in place in the UK, there are some additional things that retailers need to be aware of to ensure that they are compliant with the new regulations, particularly around the legitimate means for data processing.

The ICO have set up a helpline for businesses, where questions can be asked about the specifics of the regulations. The helpline number is 0303 123 1113

More advice and signposted guidance on GDPR is available at https://www.acs.org.uk/advice/gdpr

The ICO also have a dedicated FAQ’s section for retailers, which is available at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/business/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-faqs-for-small-retailers/

If you would like legal advice on the specifics of the GDPR regulations and how they apply to your business, contact Fraser Brown Solicitors via ACS on 01252 515001. 

This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 24/05/2018 - 16:04
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