The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to replace the existing Data Protection Act on 25 May 2018. It will require all organisations, which process personal data – including CCGs, to meet higher data protection standards.
Some of the new requirements of GDPR will be appointing a data protection officer, the ability to demonstrate that you are complying with the new law and higher penalties for those not following the rules.
The Information Commissioners Office has produced a package of tools and resources to help you get ready. These resources include:
- a guide to the GDPR;
- a getting ready for the GDPR self help checklist;
- a GDPR FAQs document;
- a new advice service helpline for small organisations; and
- a ‘12 steps to take now’ graphic.
Further information can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office’s website.