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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Everything you need to know about the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is coming into force on 25th May 2018. 

Organisations are recommended to start preparing for the changes as soon as possible to avoid non-compliance and ensure that any changes to processes and procedures can be tested, and that training can be implemented in good time.

What is GDPR?

The GDPR introduces new obligations and penalties for the way personal data is handled and UK organisations must comply when dealing with customers, employees, supplies and other individuals.

It is the biggest shake-up in data protection law for 20 years, and ushers in a new era of personal data transparency and accountability. Organisations that fail to comply with the new law risk fines of up to 4% of their global annual turnover or €20m, whichever value is greater.

Why is it happening?

The digital age has increased risk for individuals, particularly with the escalating threat of cyber crime and identity theft. 

GDPR brings the law up to date by raising the bar for personal data handling and protection, as well as introducing some ground-breaking changes.

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Head of Employment and Data Chris Cook examines the importance of staff training when it comes to payroll and the looming GDPR.

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GDPR: What should I be doing?

Following a successful run of GDPR compliance events, SA Law's Data & Privacy team share how you can start preparing for the GDPR.

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SA Law's GDPR Package

We can help you tackle the new data protection legislation head-on with a range of bespoke services including our fixed-price GDPR Response Toolkit.

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A Roadmap to GDPR Compliance

From 25th May 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law in the UK.

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GDPR: 12 key changes

Emma Gross explains the 12 key changes to data protection law you need to know.

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GDPR Definitions & Who's Who

Helping you get up to speed with everything GDPR

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GDPR for HR

Solicitor Emma Gross explains why HR professionals should revisit their data protection practices ahead of the GDPR

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Meet our GDPR experts
Chris Cook
Chris Cook
Partner | Head of Employment & Data Protection

Julie Gingell
Julie Gingell
Partner | Director of Marketing & Business Development

Emma Gross
Solicitor | Employment Law Team

Simon Walsh
Simon Walsh
Senior Associate | Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Team

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Ayesha Chandegra
Solicitor | Corporate & Commercial Team

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