GDPR & Cyber Security

Key changes under the GDPR affect almost all businesses. The rights of EU citizens to control their personal details have been enhanced and new unified obligations have been placed on those dealing with personal data. However, this is not the end of the compliance journey for organisations, and they must act now to ensure they fully comply with the new rules.

The law concerning the use of technology to conduct criminal activity has also developed greatly in recent years in response to the volume of crimes involving technology. The law concerning cyber security is evolving into a very sophisticated framework of rules and regulations, which can be difficult to navigate without a specialist solicitor. MacRoberts has experience in assisting clients across a number of sectors in dealing with cyber security.

  • Key changes under the GDPR affect almost all businesses. The rights of EU citizens to control their personal details have been enhanced and new unified obligations have been placed on those dealing with personal data. However, this is not the end of the compliance journey for organisations, and they must act now to ensure they fully comply with the new rules.

    Previous data protection legislation (the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK) was based on the Data Protection Directive of 1995 (the 1995 Directive) which set out key legal principles for dealing with personal data. For the past 15 to 20 years these principles have been adopted in national legislation throughout the EU Member States in different ways resulting in a disjointed approach to data protection in Europe. The GDPR replaced the 1995 Directive and is directly applicable in every EU Member State. This means there is now a single set of rules to avoid contradictory approaches across the EU.

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Data Breach Response Helpline

If you have a notifiable personal data breach, you only have 72 hours from becoming aware of the breach to inform the ICO.

We can assist you in understanding whether or not you have actually had a breach, or if it is instead a non-compliance issue.

For fast and effective assistance, please call our Data Breach Response Team helpline on 0300 303 1019.

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