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GDPR – Act Now!
Data protection is about to get its first, much needed shake-up in over 20 years. If it’s not already on your organisation’s agenda, now is the time to act.
The General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (“GDPR”) will take effect from 25 May 2018. Over the next few months, QCS will produce and release all the information you need, including policies, templates and guidance to support your understanding of what GDPR means for you and to make sure you are ready and prepared for its arrival.
The aim of GDPR is to protect personal information that any living individual provides to any organisation, including care and nursing homes, care agencies and medical practitioners and to ensure that the personal information is kept safe, secure and is used appropriately. It will replace the current UK law, the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”). Many believe that the DPA no longer provides appropriate or sufficient protection for an individual’s personal information.
All organisations must comply with GDPR and may need to take steps and implement new processes and procedures to achieve such compliance by 25 May 2018.
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