GDPR – from 25 May 2018

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union regulation that will replace the current Data Protection Act 1998 and comes into force on 25th May 2018.

GDPR has been in development since 2012 by the European Union Parliament and Council to harmonise and strengthen the rights of data subject across Europe, including when data is transferred to third party countries.

The Regulation enhances the rights of individuals whose personal data is processed by an entity and allows for new changes such as the right to be forgotten and right to erasure.

It also provides for increased accountability and processes to demonstrate compliance. For example, a Data Protection Officer will be compulsory for public authorities and the requirements for consent are now much higher and there will be more transparent disclosure on how we your personal information .

All breaches will have to be reported to the Information Commissioners Office within 72 hours and the potential fines for breaches are up to €20 million.

How can I find out more?

Over the next 12 months the Cotswold Conservation Board will be updating its current data protection procedures and process to ensure compliance with all the GDPR requirements. This page shall be updated when further information becomes available.

In the meantime, should you wish to know more about the GDPR, please visit the dedicated webpage on the ICO website.