New Data Protection Bill – Are you prepared?
The European Union is set to issue and enforce a ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, in which the current British legislation has been amended, in order to comply with this. MP Matt Hancock released a ‘Statement of Intent’ on Monday 7th August 2017, regarding a ‘new data protection bill’ to be put in place.
Following from these recent events, Hudson McKenzie asks;
how will this new data protection bill affect you?
By allowing British citizens to have more control over how their own personal data will operate, citizens will also have increased privacy options, improved access to data and be protected from any automatic profiling.
However, the real selling point to the proposed bill is that citizens will now have enhanced rights particularly regarding the erasing of personal data from any company or social media platform.
The new bill, although advancing the protection of citizens data rights, has also lead companies to have a general increased awareness regarding their current risk assessment tactics, so to ensure that they are also complying with the new regulations.
Therefore, if you are worried about how the data protection law amendments might affect you directly, why not call one of our commercial lawyers today for advice on how to secure your enhanced data protection rights. Call us on +44(0) 20 3318 5794, or email at email@example.com– we would be pleased to assist.
Author: Portia Vincent – Kirby