GDPR COMES INTO FORCE ON 25 MAY 2018
This is Step 8 in our series of emails designed to help you get ready for GDPR. If you have missed any in the Series and would like to catch up, please email 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 8 – CHILDREN
GDPR gives particular emphasis to children, particularly in the socially connected world.
- You should start thinking now about whether you need to put systems in place to verify individuals’ ages and to obtain parental or guardian consent for any data processing activity.
- For the first time, the GDPR will bring in special protection for children’s personal data, particularly in the context of commercial internet services such as social networking.
- The GDPR sets the age when a child can give their own consent to this processing at 16 (although this may be lowered to a minimum of 13 in the UK).
- If a child is younger then you will need to get consent from a person holding ‘parental responsibility’.
This could have significant implications if your organisation offers online services to children and collects their personal data. Remember that consent has to be verifiable and that when collecting children’s data your privacy notice must be written in language that children will understand.
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…