Why ALL Tamworth businesses need to know about GDPR

Tuesday, 24th October 2017

GDPR stands for ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ and it is the new version of the Data Protection Act and it will come into force next year.

This will affect ALL businesses and you do need to know about it and take some action.

The presentation below was given at the Staffordshire Growth Hub, at the Snow Dome in September and Tamworth Informed has permission to make it available for you to watch.

A couple of the key points around the new legislation are that:

  • Public will have greater control over personal data – including right to be forgotten
  • New right to require social media platforms to delete information on children and adults when asked

Here you can see our video of the presentation.

The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018. The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

The Data Protection Bill will:

  • Make it simpler to withdraw consent for the use of personal data
  • Allow people to ask for their personal data held by companies to be erased
  • Enable parents and guardians to give consent for their child’s data to be used
  • Require ‘explicit’ consent to be necessary for processing sensitive personal data
  • Expand the definition of ‘personal data’ to include IP addresses, internet cookies and DNA
  • Update and strengthen data protection law to reflect the changing nature and scope of the digital economy
  • Make it easier and free for individuals to require an organisation to disclose the personal data it holds on them
  • Make it easier for customers to move data between service providers

New criminal offences will be created to deter organisations from either intentionally or recklessly creating situations where someone could be identified from anonymised data.