The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are a new set of European Union regulations designed to protect the personal data of EU citizens.
GDPR has far reaching implications for all organisations handling personal data. And organisations have until 25 May 2018 to become complaint with the new regulations.
GDPR will apply to all ‘public bodies and authorities’, the definition of which is likely to be that used for the Freedom of Information purposes. This includes local authorities, universities, publicly funded museums, state schools and NHS trusts.
GDPR allows any European protection authority to take action against organisations, regardless of where they are based. And enforcement is backed by fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of group annual global turnover.
Learn about the GDPR in this course. Find out what it is, what is new, and why you need to know about it.