What the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) mean for you

Are you ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force in May 2018?

Are you ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which come into force in May 2018? These new regulations will replace the existing Data Protection Act, and organisations will be required to demonstrate compliance.

What’s new?

  • Maximum fines for non-compliance will increase to £17m or 4% of the organisational turnover (whichever is higher). The current maximum fine is £500,000
  • Individuals will have the right to access personal information free of charge
  • Data Protection Impact Assessments must be undertaken each time personal information is used for a different purpose to ensure individual rights are respected
  • The UK is required to enact legislation (the Data Protection Bill) which will ensure we can continue to work closely with the EU after Brexit. Further information and guidance will be shared as it is issued.

SCW has a GDPR project manager and IG team supporting our customers to ensure we remain compliant, particularly as Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) and Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) are progressed.

You have been provided with a GDPR Brief and further communications will be provided, if you have any questions on the advice provided we have a dedicated SCW contact who can be contacted to explain further any of the advice to be compliant already provided