Crab Alert – Data Protection – General Data Protection Regulation

The European Commission put forward its EU Data Protection Reform in January 2012 to make Europe fit for the digital age. More than 90% of Europeans say they want the same data protection rights across the EU – and regardless of where their data is processed.

The new data protection rules, establish a modern and harmonised data protection framework across the EU and are a major step forward in the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy.

The Regulation came into force on 24 May 2016, and apply from 25 May 2018.

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) pdf

The Directive comes into force on 5 May 2016 and EU Member States have to transpose it into their national law by 6 May 2018.

Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA pdf

Information Commissioners Office

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.

More information on data protection reform can be obtained on the ICO website.

The ICO has also produced a checklist which highlights 12 steps you can take now to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation.

How Can Crimson Crab Help?

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Our Data Protection MOT is of particular relevance, as the starting point for compliance with the GDPR is compliance with The Data Protection Act 1998 read more…

We can also help your business become compliant with the GDPR read more…

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