GDPR

  • Change is coming…

The issue of data protection has always been a key compliance issue for companies to address.  In May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  This will alter the law on data protection, increasing the level of compliance required and fundamentally changing some of the concepts relating to data protection.

  • Be prepared…

Whilst the ICO has stressed that fines and punitive measures are only to be used in extreme circumstances this does not mean businesses can rest on their laurels.  It is crucial that business managers evaluate their current data protection measures, make the necessary adjustments and ensure their compliance.

  • Information and clarity…

At Chartergates, we have expert consultants who can assist you in dealing with the changes, ensuring your compliance whilst still achieving your commercial goals.   For some general information on the GDPR see our various fact sheets here.

  • Our services…

We have a range of services that can be tailored to suit your business and what your business wants to achieve.  For example:

  • If you already have in-house expertise and are simply looking for advice from time to time, then Chartergates are here for you whether it be on a retained or ad-hoc basis.
  • We can conduct a review of your current data protection measures and how they fare in light of the new legislation. This will provide you with a detailed analysis of what you are doing now and what changes need to be made to ensure compliance.
  • We can be on-hand to review your data protection processes at regular intervals so that as your business develops you remain compliant with the GDPR.
  • We can work with your IT team to ensure that the systems they put in place comply with the GDPR.
  • We can also help you wade through the raft of ‘solutions’ that businesses are being bombarded with to advise on whether they are even necessary (most we have seen can be described as ‘style over substance’) let alone whether they will actually assist you in being compliant.

These are just some of the services we can offer, and we are happy to discuss with you, what your specific requirements are so we can tailor a service that suits you.