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GDPR Resources

On the 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced by a new piece of legislation called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (better known as the GDPR). The General Data Protection Regulation will apply to businesses and public-sector organisations of all sizes, enforcing new guidelines and regulations for data handling.

To help your organisation prepare for GDPR, and to help you have a better understanding about the new legislation including how it impacts how you communicate with customers and how you handle any information you store about them, we have put together some free resources for your business.

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Currently, the Data Protection Act 1998 controls how personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.

On the 25 May 2018 this Act will be replaced by a new piece of legislation called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (better known as the GDPR). This is a Europe wide piece of legislation that the UK has chosen to adopt in full.

There will be several key changes between the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR that you need to be aware of. You need to start thinking about some of these changes now so that you can be ready when the law changes.

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Can you escape the confusion based around GDPR? – Interactive Game

Your mission is to use the clues in each room in order to find the correct combination and progress to the next level.

You will be timed in each room, so see how quickly you can solve each puzzle for the quickest overall time!

Good luck!

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation

On the 25th May 2018, the Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced by a new piece of legislation, GDPR. Significant changes between the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR include:

  • There will be more emphasis on how an organisation is using data
  • Businesses will require explicit consent in order to process user data
  • Organisations will require parental consent when it comes to data of a minor
  • Data subjects will have strengthened rights on how their data is used
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

This is a free resource which highlights some of the key legislative requirements for GDPR.

This infographic includes how data subjects must have clear notifications of data purpose, obtaining consent and evidence to consent.

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Further resources

Virtual College have created a number of animated GIFs which highlight the key changes relating to the GDPR legislation.

These can also be embedded on your website with the embed code provided. Feel free to share these amongst your team or for your social media!

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GDPR Summary

How Virtual College can help

Virtual College can help your organisation become GDPR ready. Click to read about more resources that can help your business with staff management, compliance training and internal audits.

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A guide to GDPR – What businesses need to know

GDPR at a glance: Who does GDPR apply to? Will your business be affected? If you need further information to see how the upcoming change in legislation might impact your business, click below to see our guide for organisations.

GDPR: A guide for businesses

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