New data protection advice service from ICO

New data protection advice service from ICO The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) launched a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 1 November to help small organisations prepare for the new data protection law.

The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses or charities and recognises the particular problems they face getting ready for the new law, called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The GDPR replaces the current Data Protection Act and comes into force on 25 May 2018.

Regulated by the ICO, the GDPR strengthens the rules around personal data and requires organisations to be more accountable and transparent. It also gives people greater control over their own personal data.

Read more about the data protection advice service here

BLOG: GDPR Overview What does the GDPR mean for organisations? And what’s going to happen on 25 May 2018 when it comes into force?

In the first in a series of 6 blogs, Alison Johnston from the Information Commissioner's Office gives a brief overview of GDPR.

Read the GDPR Overview blog here.

 

 

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