General Data Protection Regulations & Gorey Chamber Members
***FREE Training Seminar***
What is happening on the 25th May 2018?
The General data protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into force. GDPR are EU wide governance Regulations aimed at protection data of all citizens throughout the EU. As of May 25, 2018, heavy fines may be levied against any business who does not meet the obligations and guidelines set forth by the GDPR.
What is Data?
The GDPR covers any information that can be classified as personal details or that can be used to determine your identity or your customers identity. Parental consent will be required to process any data relating to children ages 16 and under.
Typical data that will fall under the General Data Protections Regulation:
- Email address
- Social media posts
- Personal information/Consumer research information
- IP addresses
- Bank details
Are all Data Collectors Included?
GDPR specifies the entities that will be impacted by the Regulations. The wording specifically includes data processors and data controllers.
What Does this Mean?
Information that is stored in a “cloud” or in a separate physical location is still subject to penalties. Regardless of who has determined how your information will be used and who actually uses it, fines can still be imposed for misuse if it concerns the data of EU citizens. Your responsibility to customers and clients operates in a similar manner.
Where Can I Get Help With This ?
A Training Seminar on GDPR Compliance will be held in the Ashdown Park Hotel on the 24th May at 08.45 am.
The Seminar is sponsored by FHM Accountants Gorey and is FREE to Chamber Members.
Places may be booked in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org