The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (‘GDPR’) comes into full effect on 25 May 2018. Its purpose is to protect the “rights and freedoms” of natural persons (i.e. living individuals) and to ensure that personal data is not processed without their knowledge and, wherever possible, that it is processed with their consent.
The GDPR applies to the processing of personal data wholly or partly by automated means (i.e. by computer) AND to the processing other than by automated means of personal data (i.e. paper records) that form part of a filing system or are intended to form part of a filing system.
We are committed to compliance with all relevant EU and Member State laws in respect of personal data, and the protection of the rights and freedoms of individuals whose information we collect and process in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Ongoing compliance is embedded into the fabric of Magic Whiteboard Limited.
As a result of our own assessment and the independent inspections that we have undergone, we are confident that our systems and operations are fully compliant with current Data Protection Act legislation and that we are already compliant with the GDPR.
To ensure that we were fully GDPR compliant well in advance of the ‘go live’ date of 25 May 2018 we undertook a comprehensive, structured programme of work including: