Strict new rules concerning data protection and privacy are coming into force on the 25th May this year, and UK businesses must comply to avoid prosecution. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set a new standard for consumer rights regarding their data, but businesses will be challenged as they put systems and processes in place to ensure compliance.
The introduction of the GDPR means that every organisation has been provided with the opportunity to review any personal data they hold, and how they use it. This is the ideal time for businesses to overhaul and improve their data governance, which will in turn help to drive more positive customer experiences.
Recruitment and HR policies & processes should also be reviewed to ensure that all data is managed in a compliant way in accordance with GDPR’s requirements. This may mean updating and renewing privacy policies, to provide greater transparency.
With the compliance deadline just around the corner, businesses that have not yet prepared for GDPR may want to consider seeking advice from an external consultant to ensure their up-to-date and in full compliance.