You have probably already heard of the GDPR by now and have some questions on how to deal with it. The most common question we get is from our clients – who ask us what we are doing to prepare for it.
We’ve put together an overview of the GDPR and what we are doing to get ready for it.
This post is to assist you in using the service we provide, but should not be regarded as legal advice. If you have questions on how the GDPR will affect your business we recommend you seek legal advice from a competent legal professional.
What is GDPR?
It’s the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
It comes into force on 25th May 2018
It places stringent obligations on businesses and directly affects how they collect, store and manage personal data of EU citizens, regardless of whether the data processing takes place in the EU or not.
How does it affect Lincs Process Servers clients?
The GDPR will affect anyone who stores personally identifiable information of any EU citizen. This will definitely include us.
Personally identifiable information can be a name, email, address, date of birth, digital photographs and more besides.
As part of our work we come into contact with this kind of information, either passed to us directly from the client or as part of necessary enquiries we undertake to effect service of documents.
What is Lincs Process Servers doing to prepare for GDPR coming into force?
Like the majority of our industry, we are keen to embrace data privacy and good data security.
We have, for the past few months, been reviewing our procedures to identify areas we could change to make sure we are fully compliant by the 25th May deadline.
We’ve set out below an overview of the changes that we are in the process, or expect to make, over the next few months.
The GDPR can be quite complicated to the uninitiated.
There is great advice given by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), who are responsible for implementing the GDPR legislation.
The ICO is very practical and gives a great overview – including key areas for Data Controllers to consider and get in place for when GDPR comes into force.