It’s nearly 20 years since the Data Protection Act came into force and since then, we have moved into a digital and social media age, with significant increases in data use, processing and storage. It is with these changes in mind that the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be implemented in the UK on May 25th next year.
Personal data, business or consumer-related, comes under the scope of GDPR so every business in the UK will be affected. Fines for breaches could be up to 4% turnover.
Probably one of the biggest challenges surrounds proven consent to use the data in the way you intend. But GDPR is very far-ranging. For more information on this important new legislation, visit the Information Commissioner Office at www.ico.org.uk.
Through its membership of Build UK, RIDBA will be issuing further guidance to members on GDPR compliance.