With just one week until General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force there is still time for businesses to prepare. The new legislation means significant legal obligations and requirements for businesses and others to safeguard personal data. Responsibility covers all functions associated with personal data gathering, storing, accessing, safeguarding and disposal in line with the rules of data protection legislation. Failure to comply can lead to heavy fines.
Over the last few weeks HAI have received a number of queries from members with concerns about how GDPR will affect them, and where they can find support. To assist our members with any queries at this stage we have collated some information and support services:
HR Consultancy and GDPR Advice:
You can find out more about TSA and their services here: https://hardwareassociation.ie/business-support/hr-consultancy/ For GDPR support call Tom Smyth & Associates at 021 4634154, and quote “Hardware Association Ireland”.
Business Support Articles:
In late 2017 Frontier Privacy Ltd, who provide data protection compliance advice, wrote two helpful Business Support articles in The Hardware Journal covering how businesses can prepare for GDPR. You can find those articles below:
“GDPR: Where do we start?” – https://hardwareassociation.ie/gdpr-where-do-we-start/
“Your GDPR readiness checklist” – https://hardwareassociation.ie/gdpr-readiness-checklist/
Data Protection Commissioner – The Data Protection Commissioner’s website (www.dataprotection.ie) provides useful checklists, FAQs and press releases so you can keep up to date on the regulation.