27 Feb 2018
On the WCVA blog: Emma Burns is a Partner and the Head of Employment and HR Services at Hugh James law firm. In this blog, she writes about the challenges the third sector faces when the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is introduced in May, and why it’s important to stay informed.
'As the implementation date for the new GDPR looms large, there
is a real urgency for all organisations to be checking to make sure
they have their 'house in order' in time for when the new regime
hits on 25 May 2018.
'Third sector challenges
'Although the GDPR will affect all manner of organisations there
are particular areas of challenge for those in the third sector,
due to their need to engage with the public.
'Despite reassurances from the ICO towards the third sector that
it will continue to adopt a pragmatic approach when it comes to
fines, and will not seek to make examples of charities for minor
infringements, it is impossible to ignore the potential for
substantially increased fines being levied. Rather than a maximum
fine of £500,000 it will now be possible to be penalised anywhere
up to 10-20 million Euros or 2-4% of global turnover depending on
the breach of the new data protection rules...'
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