General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation will apply.

Image result for gdprThe GDPR will be introduced to protect the personal data of residents within the EU, meaning that all organisations will need to have certain systems and processes in place.

If companies face legal action over mistreating personal data, they can face fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of global turnover.

Brexit will not exempt companies who operate in the UK only, either – it is likely that the GDPR will apply before we even leave the EU.