GDPR COMES INTO FORCE ON 25 MAY 2018
This is Step 11 in our series of emails designed to help you get ready for GDPR. If you have been following our 12 step programme, you should be making good progress. If you have missed any in the Series and would like to catch up, please visit 12 Steps to GDPR on our website.
The 25th of May is not very far away now and non-compliance can result in significant penalties. If you follow the practical steps in our series of emails, you should be getting into good shape but, if you need someone by your side to get you over the line, we are here to help.
STEP 11 – DATA PROTECTION OFFICERS
You should designate someone to take responsibility for data protection compliance and assess where this role will sit within your organisation’s structure and governance arrangements.
You should consider whether you are required to formally designate a Data Protection Officer (DPO). You must designate a DPO if you are:
- a public authority (except for courts acting in their judicial capacity);
- an organisation that carries out the regular and systematic monitoring of individuals on a large scale; or
- an organisation that carries out the large scale processing of special categories of data, such as health records, or information about criminal convictions.
It is most important that someone in your organisation, or an external data protection advisor, takes proper responsibility for your data protection compliance and has the knowledge, support and authority to carry out their role effectively.
We are here to help
Qubic can work alongside you to help you meet the conditions laid out by the Information Commissioner’s Office for compliance with the new legislation. We have a team with expert knowledge, experience and technology to help your organisation be ready for GDPR on 25 May – but that’s not very far away now.
You can’t afford to wait any longer – contact Qubic today on 020 8601 7000 and we can help you work towards compliance. Even the longest journey starts with the first step…