From the 25th of May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation will apply in the UK. The regulations apply to both “processors” and “controllers” of data and if you are currently subject to the Data Protection Act, it is likely that you will also be subject to the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation.
A lot of jargon-heavy write-ups are being published about the GDPR that are not very easy to decipher. Here at Broadbents Solicitors, we explain key points of the content to make it more digestible.
Right to be Forgotten
The term “right to be forgotten” explains the right an individual has to require that all data held about them be permanently deleted by a data controller when it is no longer required. The above term may also be used to describe an individual withdrawing consent for their data to be used, or when the data is unlawfully processed.
Privacy by Design
Privacy by design explains an approach that is taken to promote privacy and data protection from the beginning of a project through to completion. Taking such an approach has always been suggested, however, the GDPR makes it a legal requirement.
Right to Data Portability
The above term is self-explanatory in that it simply describes an individual’s right to obtain their personal data and reuse this across services they wish to.
Data Protection Officers
A data protection officer is the first port of call for all matters relating to data privacy. A DPO is responsible for compliance and training and can only be appointed by public authorities, organisations that carry out large scale processing of specific categories of data, or organisations carrying out widespread and systematic monitoring of individuals.
We hope the above jargon buster helps you make more sense of all current literature being published regarding the General Data Protection Regulation. Here at Broadbents Solicitors, we have a team of criminal defence solicitors with a wealth of industry experience, who will ensure your case is given the attention it deserves. For more information on our wide range of services, please contact a member of our team by phone, or fill out our online enquiry form.