What is The Data Protection Act 2018?
The Data Protection Act 2018 provides a framework, about how your personal data is used. It was adapted from the Data Protection Act 1998, in order to consider the differences in the digital age.
It is linked to the recent General Data Protection Regulations as it is, in a way, a UK implementation of GDPR. It is noted as being a key part of the governments strategy to ensure the flow of data between the EU and the UK after brexit.
Why Does the Data Protection Act 1998 Matter?
Every company or person that is a ‘controller’ or ‘processor’ of personal data will be impacted by the Data Protection Act 2018, alongside GDPR. Ensuring that most businesses will be affected by the Data Protection Act 2018.
It will be especially important for UK Businesses, as an efficient and safe way to continue the exchange of data with the EU.
It will also impact on the commissioners power to act on more serious data breaches, allowing the Commissioner to levy higher administrative fines on data controllers and processors for the most serious data breaches, up to £17m (€20m) or 4% of global turnover for the most serious breaches.
How Loates HR Consultancy Can Help
How we can help?
- Provide first class GDPR training to ensure overall compliance
- Give guidance on what to do if there has been a data breach
- Give guidance on how to handle employees who have breached GDPR