Since the digitised age has begun, we’re constantly being reminded that there’s vulnerability when we share data and expose it to third parties. GDPR or General Data Protection Regulations – related to the EU laws – have worked like a magical shield to unify all of Europe against digital exploitation and yet fulfil all functionalities.
Does UK still have to comply after the Brexit?
Sure Britain has moved gears to secure their exit from the European referendum but that doesn’t specifically categorize the companies under the EU or those with customers outside Great Britain.
This particularly means that most companies under the EU umbrella are still under the new range of GDPR regulations and that it does matter for a Brit to secure services keeping in mind those regulations. End of the statement – the UK will need to comply with the GDPR and thus the role of a GDPR consultant becomes necessary for year-to-year functioning to avoid further infringements and unnecessary violations.
New GDPR regulations have great insights for the marketer –
The marketer, especially in the UK or around, is concerned about the health of his company and customers alike. For the process to be in sync and without any cryptic error spoiling the whole system, the need to be in touch with a GDPR consultant is both imminent and uplifting.
As the gatekeepers to the majority of customer data, the marketer’s role in exercising the GDPR regulations, in the most feasible manner, is important to attain 100% compliance. The figure can be on the optimistic side but that’s what you need before you sit down and analyse the new set of EU laws.
According to a research – conducted in early May, 2018 – 72% marketers were not in a position to make their websites compliant when the new regulations were announced. It was further evidenced that most of these firms, despite knowing the consequences and the implications, did not understand the nuances of GDPR and that itself caused the initial setbacks.
For those who are aware, they must swing into action to be in compliance with the regulations but if you, just like the marketers, have no idea – we’re here to enlighten you on the same.
When hiring or looking for a GDPR consultant in London or anywhere else in the UK, remember these changes before making a firm decision –
1. The new UK-GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and Amended Data Protection Act 2018 took effect on January 31, 2020 and since then it has been a totally different story here in the UK. As a GDPR consultant or someone running a website, the new regulations have changed the way one obtains and stores cookie consents from visitors to begin with.
As we proceed, we highlight the changes and the technicalities after the regulations were crafted for a more secure business environment.
2. The new UK-GDPR, despite Britain’s exit on Exit Day (January 31, 2020), will have a free flow of data with the EU. This makes the might of the UK companies stand tall just like before. But this also means that there will be two different, and distinct, GDPRs for the UK. One will be for domestic trade affairs and the other that’s dealing with people or firms outside the UK. A little confusing but that’s the nature of data security and it keeps changing from region to region. A viable GDPR consultant in London would know the difference and can sort it out for you.
3. Earlier known as the all-European or European GDPR, terms like personal data, right of data subjects, controller and processor and their legal bases for processing can now be found in the UK-GDPR. Acquiring an able GDPR consultancy, with prior experience, can help you sort out this before indulging in a particular project.
4. Further reading the Keeling Schedule can help you understand the change in legislation in the UK. As an informal document about all the changes, it helps you understand the amendment of the EU GDPR to the UK GDPR. You can help yourself by acquiring a Keeling schedule from your GDPR consultant or consultancy.
5. There’s an expansion in the following under the UK-GDPR – a) National Security, b) Intelligence Services and c) Immigration. Transactions and deals under the following subjects should be read in detail to avoid severe consequences or penalties.
6. The information commissioner, in the United Kingdom, will be the highest authority for data protection after the changed laws. He or she shall be the leading supervisor, enforcer and regulator of the UK-GDPR.
7. Lastly, any website or company in the world that collects or processes the personal data of individuals inside the UK, are bound to comply with the UK-GDPR. This is non-negotiable.
When you’ve understood the complex and ever-changing scenario in UK-GDPR, it is advisable to acquire the services of the best in business in the UK – Assured GRC – the one-stop shop for everything governance, risk and compliance.
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