Compliance Essentials – General Data Protection Regulation (UK)
The EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force on the 25 May 2018. It was designed to strengthen EU citizens’ privacy rights, giving them more control, and to help the law be applied consistently across all the EU member states. Following Brexit, the EU GDPR has been retained in UK law as the “UK GDPR”.
The UK GDPR now governs data protection in the UK and preserves the main EU GDPR standards and principles but it’s not just UK companies that will have to comply with its requirements. The EU GDPR continues to apply in the EU (including to UK controllers who are processing the personal data of EU citizens).
Where this course refers to the “General Data Protection Regulations” or “GDPR” without specifying the relevant regime, it is because both the UK and EU GDPR provisions are the same.
Find out in this course how these regulations affect your company, what they entail, and what you and your organisation need to do in order to stick to them.
- Definitions of GDPR and key terms within it
- What constitutes personal data and the rules that apply
- Data subject rights and how to respond to data subject requests
- How to protect personal data and avoid personal data breaches
- Consequences of UK GDPR violations