General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union has taken a huge step towards protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be effective from May 25, 2018. In the UK, this will be supported by a new version of the Data Protection Act (currently in the consideration of amendments stage before receiving royal assent). This will keep the UK position in step with Europe even after ‘Brexit’.

It means that EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when their personal data is used, processed, or disposed. This rule clarifies how the EU personal data laws apply even beyond the borders of the EU. Any organization that processes EU residents’ personal data in any manner, irrespective of its location, has obligations to protect the data.

Innovate Services is well aware of its role in providing the right tools and processes to support its users and customers in meeting their GDPR obligations.

Click here to view the Innovate Services GDPR Response document.