GDPR COMES INTO FORCE ON 25 MAY 2018
This is Step 9 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 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 9 – DATA BREACHES
You should make sure you have the right procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a personal data breach.
Some organisations are already required to notify the ICO (and possibly some other bodies) when they suffer a personal data breach.
- The GDPR introduces a duty on all organisations to report certain types of data breach to the ICO, and in some cases, to individuals.
- You only have to notify the ICO of a breach where it is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals – if, for example, it could result in discrimination, damage to reputation, financial loss, loss of confidentiality or any other significant economic or social disadvantage.
- You should put procedures in place to effectively detect, report and investigate a personal data breach.
- Failure to report a breach when required to do so could result in a fine, as well as a fine for the breach itself.
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…