Workbooks GDPR Centre
The General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that came into force on May 25th 2018 and impacts any business holding or processing data in the EU. It builds upon the existing Data Protection Act and it imposes more obligations on organisations to protect personal data and higher fines for non-compliance – 4% of global turnover or £20m, whichever is higher. To review the actual regulation, go to the European Commission website.
The general themes of GDPR are:
- improving the protection of an individual’s personal data;
- harmonising the laws across the EU; and
- strengthening the legislation imposing more obligations on ‘Data Processors” not just ‘Data Controllers’.
GDPR is about creating a higher global standard of data protection, privacy and security and it has transparency and accountability at its heart. It is about doing the RIGHT thing with data.
Workbooks GDPR Compliance
In order to help our customers better understand our position in regards to GDPR compliance, we have created a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document to summarise our own approach and clearly state the policies and procedures that we have in place. It provides the main answers in the context of our data protection compliance programme, which is at the heart of our approach to data protection.
GDPR increases responsibilities and accountability of data processors and data controllers. The infographic below helps you understand these concepts in relation to Workbooks CRM.