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The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) fundamentally changed the way organisations control the data they collect and retain, and for businesses, getting the right advice about GDPR compliance is vital.

At Nath Solicitors, our specialist data protection team can provide you with clear, strategic, targeted advice to help ensure GDPR compliance and you meet your data protection obligations. To find out how we can help your business manage GPDR compliance and data protection responsibilities, contact our team today.

What is the GDPR?

GDPR and the complementary Data Protection Act 2018 established several rights for individuals concerning their data and privacy, which an organisation must respect or face penalties. For example, individuals have the right to access their data, give consent to the gathering and processing of their data, along with a ‘right to be forgotten’. They also have a right to be notified in the event of a compromising data breach.

Who does the GDPR apply to?

Although GDPR is EU legislation, it still applies to UK organisations (including post-Brexit). It covers employees’ personal information and personal data relating to customers, suppliers, and data managed for third parties. Understanding and adhering to the complexities of GDPR can be difficult, which is why we are on hand to guide you and help protect your business.

The GDPR compliance principles

There are seven key principles that businesses must follow:

  • Lawfulness, fairness and transparency: a privacy notice must be published which is clear about how an organisation intends to use the data it collects;
  • Purpose limitations: data must only be used as described in the privacy notice;
  • Data minimisation: only collect and store data that is relevant for the purposes set out in the privacy notice;
  • Accuracy: data must be correct and updated or deleted if incorrect;
  • Storage limitation: data should only be kept as long as necessary for the purposes outlined in the privacy notice;
  • Integrity and confidentiality: data must be secure;
  • Accountability: policies and procedures documentation should show how compliance with the other six principles is to be achieved.

What are the penalties for non-compliance with GDPR?

GDPR compliance in the UK is regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which has the power to audit compliance with the regulations and issue enforcement notices. Fines of up to €20m or 4% of an organisation’s worldwide annual turnover in the previous financial year, whichever is higher, can apply.

Breaches of GDPR can cause reputational damage and claims by individuals for damages. In addition, certain breaches can result in the criminal prosecution of employees who access personal data unlawfully or their employers who control the data.

How Nath Solicitors can help ensure GDPR compliance

The GDPR compliance team at Nath Solicitors can help your organisation achieve compliance in respect of all aspects of GDPR requirements. We can:

  • Assist in conducting a data processing audit advising on any gaps in GDPR compliance and what to do about them
  • Advise on what policies and procedures are needed concerning website policies and cookie notices
  • Assist in preparing a privacy notice that satisfies the requirement for transparency while protecting the organisation
  • Develop a retention policy setting out how long the different types of data are to be retained
  • Help with maintaining records to demonstrate data protection compliance

Our specialist GDPR compliance lawyers will work closely with you, offering tailored advice to suit your business needs and objectives.

Contact our GDPR Compliance Lawyers in London

The team at Nath Solicitors can provide expert guidance and support on GDPR compliance and compliance audits. We work with organisations of all sizes and across a range of sectors. To find out how we can help, please contact us on 020 3983 8278 or 07545 813 894 or contact us online.

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