ICO’s Guide to the GDPR

We have reported separately on the publication today by the Gambling Commission of its published its long-awaited GDPR Information Note entitled “Gambling Regulation and the General Data Protection Regulation”. The GDPR will come into effect on 25 May 2018.

More information on GDPR and its regulation in the UK is available on the Information Commissioner Office’s website that also contains a helpful “What’s new?” webpage, highlighting (and linking to) what’s new in the ICO’s Guide to the GDPR.

In addition, the ICO has replaced its “Getting ready for the GDPR checklist” with two new checklists, one for data controllers, and another for data processors. The definition of these two terms can be found in the ICO’s Guide to the GDPR.

  • GDPR checklist for data controllers

This is designed by the ICO to help a data controller to assess its high level compliance with data protection legislation. It includes the new rights of individuals, handling subject access requests, consent, data breaches, and designating a data protection officer, under the upcoming GDPR. Start now

  • GDPR checklist for data processors

This is designed by the ICO to help a data processor to understand and assess its high level compliance with data protection legislation. It includes the new requirements for data processors, the rights of individuals, data breaches, and designating a data protection officer, under the upcoming GDPR. Start now