GDPR Compliance

We provide you with a simple 12 step plan to GDPR compliance

  • 01

    Awareness

    You should make sure that decision makers and key people in your organisation are aware that the law is changing to the GDPR. They need to appreciate the impact this is likely to have.

  • 02

    Information you hold

    You should document what personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with. You may need to organize an information audit.

  • 03

    Communicating privacy information

    You should review your current privacy notices and put a plan in place for making any necessary changes in time for GDPR implementation.

  • 04

    Individual's rights

    You should check your procedure to ensure they cover all the rights individuals have, including how you would delete personal data or provide electronically and in a commonly used format.

  • 05

    Subject access requests

    You should update your procedures and plan how you will handle requests within the new timescales and provide any additional information.

  • 06

    Lawful basis for processing personal data

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  • 07

    Consent

    You should review how you seek, record and manage consent and whether you need to make any changes. Refresh existing consents now if htey don't meet the GDPR standard.

  • 08

    Children

    You should start thinking new about whether you need to put systems in place to verify individuals ages and to obtain parental or guardian consent for any processing activity.

  • 09

    Data breaches

    You should make sure you have the right procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach.

  • 10

    Data Protection by Design and Data Protection Impact Assessments

    You should familiarise yourself now with the ICO's code of practice on Privacy Impact Assessments as well as the latest guidance from the Article 29 Working Party, and work out how and when to implement them in your organisation.

  • 11

    Data Protection Offers

    You should designate someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation's structure and governance arrangements. You should consider whether you are required to formally designate a Data Protection Officer.

  • 12

    International

    If your organisation operates in more than one EU member state (i.e. you carry out cross-border processing), you should determine your lead data protection supervisory authority. Article 29 Working Party guidelines will help you do this.