Charity update: Getting you ready for the GDPR

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (or “GDPR”) will come into effect and usher in a new data protection regime for the UK

What does the GDPR mean for your organisation?

Far heavier fines - up to €20million or 4% of worldwide turnover (whichever is higher) new and stricter requirements for valid consent;

more explicit and extensive compliance requirements for all agreements involving personal data;

compulsory reporting of data breaches and strict time limits for doing so;

in some cases, a duty to appoint a data protection officer;

new data subject rights, and changes to the rules dealing with subject access requests;

data processors being directly liable for breaches of the law;

strict requirements for privacy policies and notices;

a requirement to carry out privacy impact assessments in some situations.

How we can help

Site visits

Tailored training

Model contracts, documents, and policies

Advice on subject access procedures, international data transfers, direct marketing, profiling and other issues

 "Freeths have provided us with excellent support on our EU GDPR project. They responded to our need for specialist GDPR advice as we prepare to meet the requirements of the new legislation. Their dedication and support has been much appreciated. "Valentine Steadman, Corporate & Legal Services Manager, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Charity specific services Seminars and events

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The content of this page is a summary of the law in force at the date of publication and is not exhaustive, nor does it contain definitive advice. Specialist legal advice should be sought in relation to any queries that may arise.