new data protection regs on the way: all hail the GDPR!


Complaints (PAB) Manager
Staff member
Jan 20, 2004
News to you? If you're in the EU and dealing with an EU body holding your data it's gonna be a big deal for you.

The GDPR applies to processing carried out by organisations operating within the EU. It also applies to organisations outside the EU that offer goods or services to individuals in the EU.

I thought a good summary might be of interest. Heads-up though, the "overview" is 44 pages long. Enjoy!:
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Meister Member
Dec 13, 2014
Glasgow and Home - N Ireland
We’ve been working with public sector bodies on their ‘readiness’ for this and it’s amazing how many, displaying blaseness in some cases in terms of DPA 98, are now skuttling around displaying beads of sweat.

People will talk about the increased fines available but given that a lot of fines were issued under its predecessor and then taken back etc, that threat may be a bit overstated..

For me the best bit of it is putting privacy at the forefront- be it new systems, new processes.

Hopefully it will achieve its potential and not simply become a tick box exercise.