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.Register for training
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!Play GDPR Game
We have created some free resources explaining what you need to know about meeting your GDPR obligations for your organisation.
GDPR: How important is the role of data processors and compliance officers?
With the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018, businesses operating in Europe will have to appoint additional data processors and compliance officers to cope with the changes.
Personal data & GDPR: How the role of consent has changed
When the GDPR comes into force there will be changes to how businesses gain consent to use a person's data. Here we take a look at how this will differ from the current law.
How to prove you have met the GDPR legislation within your organisation
When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation comes into effect on 25 May 2018, it will greatly affect how businesses keep data private and it is crucial that businesses can demonstrate that they can comply with GDPR legislation.
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
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.Download infographic
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!View animated GIFs
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.
How can the Enable Audit tool help your business prepare for GDPR?
It is no exaggeration to describe the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as one of the most significant developments in the world of corporate data management to ever take place. This article explores how Enable Audit can assist your business by simplifying and accelerating your internal auditing processes.
How Virtual College’s Enable Learning Management System can benefit your business for GDPR
Virtual College’s Learning Management system (LMS) can benefit your business by helping to map, visualize, report and manage the processing of your data in preparation for the upcoming GDPR. This article looks at the LMS as an appraisal tool and examines the benefits of managing learning and development electronically.
How Virtual College's Enable Audit makes your audits quick and simple
Are you thinking about how you will document compliance ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? Having the right auditing tool is a good place to start. This article looks at the main objectives of an audit before going on to explain how Enable Audit can assist with evidence gathering and reporting.
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