Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Are you ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation rules?

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The 25th of May 2018 seems a long way off.  One year and one month to be fair.

However, this is when the new stricter Data Protection regulations come into force, so best start to get ready now!

Of course, you must all be aware of the rules under the existing Data Protection Act 1998 and already have basic data protection measures in place - don't you? 

Well, the new regulations are even more stringent and if you aren't fully up to speed then this could be a great opportunity to consider the requirements and put a plan in place, so that you are fully covered for the future.

As a starting point the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) have published a guide of 12 steps to take now. 

Click here for the link

You may well need to put new procedures in place, so be prepared!

The Merlin Team

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