Protecting your data: GDPR and the Resuscitation Council (UK)
Protecting data has always been a priority for the Resuscitation Council (UK) but with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on the 25 May we see this as an opportunity to reinforce our commitment to ongoing data protection management.
We are improving our policies, processes and systems in line with the requirements of the GDPR as we continue to make data protection a priority.
GDPR: When is it coming in?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR will be enforced in the UK on 25 May 2018.
GDPR is only a part of the overall data protection framework. The Government has already introduced a Data Protection Bill into Parliament. Once the UK leaves the EU, the Bill will help ensure that the standards of the GDPR are enshrined in UK law, and it also extends data protection laws to areas which are not covered by the GDPR (such as law enforcement).
What we are doing to get ready for GDPR
As a charity that handles personal data we are committed to meeting the requirements of GDPR.
Steps that we have taken and are taking include:
- Analysing and improving our internal systems and processes.
- Mapping all of the data handled by the Resuscitation Council (UK) and our suppliers.
- Improving our privacy information in line with the new requirements.
- Training our staff on the new requirements and new internal procedures.
- Reviewing and updating all of our contracts where required.
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