GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

The Commercial Department at Forbes provides assistance to clients preparing for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

The GDPR is a substantial and ambitious piece of legislation which aims to overhaul attitudes towards the handling of personal data. The reform will introduce concepts such as the right to be forgotten, data breach notification and accountability as well as requiring a higher standard of consent.

Businesses have been warned to prepare now for GDPR and a failure to do so will be costly as penalties for non-compliance will increase significantly under GDPR. For many businesses, the threat of insolvency or even closure as a result of GDPR penalties will soon be very real given that the maximum penalty can amount to €20 million or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is higher.

The Commercial Department can provide support for both private and public sector organisations in preparing for the change including supporting compliance teams with data protection audits, reviewing documents, policies and procedures and providing training.

For an initial consultation with a Commercial Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors please call us on freephone 0800 689 0831 or contact us by email today.

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