May 2018

Preparing For New Data Protection Regulation

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Over the last few months we have been reviewing our processes and updating our data management policies to prepare for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR) on 25th May 2018.

These new regulations stipulate how personally identifiable information held about any living person, by any organisation or its staff, excluding generic contact data, must be managed.

We have attended external conferences on the implications of the new legislation, enlisted expert guidance, delivered internal workshops for employees and will continue to review how we manage data to make sure we are comply with the GDPR.

During this process we have reviewed and updated our Privacy Policy and our website Cookies Policy, both of which are available on our website. We are also contacting everyone on our mailing list to tell them about our new policies and give them the opportunity to confirm whether and how they would like to be communicated with in the future.

Bridget Orchard, HR & Office Manager at Eunomia said:

“The GDPR is a landmark piece of legislation which will help individuals protect their privacy and should act as a catalyst for businesses to clear ‘out of date’ and redundant data from their systems.

“Eunomia has always been careful to protect personal data and to use it only in responsible ways. Since the Data Protection Act was introduced in 1998, data has become an increasingly important and controversial commodity. The GDPR makes the vital step of increasing businesses’ accountability for how personal data is used and protected, to make sure that it is line with people’s expectations.”

If you have any questions about our approach to managing personal data please contact hr@eunomia.co.uk