GOVERNMENT DELAY ON GDPR DATA LEAVES BUSINESSES FEARING FINES
May 11th, 2018.


The government delay on accrediting GDPR certification bodies means that thousands of firms have no idea if they could be hit with millions of pounds in fines for non-compliance.


James Pressley, corporate and commercial solicitor at Kirwans law firm, says that businesses needed to know that their efforts have made them General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant.

Due to come into force on May the 25th, GDPR is one of the biggest changes in the UK’s data protection legislation across EU states to make sure that consumers are covered to the same level.

Easily-recognisable certification seals or marks are expected to be introduced. Once awarded, consumers would be assured that their data was being properly dealt with by a government-certified business.

It’s up to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to establish ‘data protection certification mechanisms and data protection seals and marks’ and for the ‘accreditation of certification bodies’.

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