The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. All organisations processing personal data must show that they are compliant with the guidelines. Records management is at the heart of this legislation.
Are you ready for GDPR?
The main concepts of GDPR are aligned with those in the current data protection law. However, there are a number of new elements and enhancements that organisations need to be aware of. This is specifically true of data controllers and data processers who handle sensitive personal data in the following areas
- Solicitors records management
- Archive management accountants
- Lawyer records management
- Housing associations archives
Get ready for GDPR
The Information Commissioners office (ICO) suggest there are 12 steps to take now to prepare for the new legislation:
- Make all stakeholders aware of the impending changes to the legislation
- Document the data you hold
- Review your current privacy notices
- Reflect individuals rights in your procedures
- Agree your response mechanism, for Subject Access Requests
- Identify your legal basis for processing personal data
- Review how you seek, record and manage consent
- Understand and review how you control or process childrens data
- Establish a procedure for how you would manage a data breach
- Familiarise yourself with the code of practice relating to Data Protection by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments
- Designate a Data Protection Officer where required
- Understand how you use data internationally and the relevant laws applicable
See their guide to these steps here.
Let Saracen help you prepare for GDPR
Here at Saracen we can help you prepare for GDPR and understand the data you hold.
We can complete comprehensive box audits and cataloguing for both new and existing clients. Call the team today on 0800 740 8700 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to understand how we can help.
Need help with the GDPR legislation and implementation? Saracen have partnered with a number GDPR experts who can help you plan and prepare for the new legislation. Call us now on 0800 740 8700 to find out more about this service.