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Date: 14/08/2017

On 25 May 2018 we face huge changes to the way we process and store data when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) become law. That doesn't leave us much time to prepare.

May 2018 may seem far off in the distance but it makes sense to prepare ahead for the upcoming changes. Here are some steps to start preparing:

1. Research the new GDPR guidelines to understand what your company’s responsibilities are when processing and handling data.
2.Review and monitor where your data is stored including any Cloud hosted services, payroll systems and CRM systems.
3. Assess all of your systems used by data processors and controllers for any potential risks, highlighting the biggest areas of risk. Is it time for an upgrade?
4. If you process personal data belonging to an EU citizen, you will be required to appoint a Data Protection Officer (DPO) within your company.
5. Speak to experts to ensure you are fully meeting all of the GDPR requirements. Minster will be able to provide you with the appropriate information.
6. It is worth updating your Data Protection Policy and notifying customers, suppliers and employees of any changes that may affect them. This will be a job for your DPO.
If you need further information, call Minster on 01562 68211 or email