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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018, and it DOES affect your business.

It is a new European privacy law, a huge update to the 1998 Data Protection Act and will be adopted into UK law post-Brexit. GDPR is designed to give people more control over their personal data – defined as any information relating to an identifiable person such as names, dates of birth, email addresses and other contact details, purchase history, cookies, IP addresses and more.

Most processing of personal data by organisations must now comply with the Regulation. It is important to note, that the GDPR applies no matter where you are located if you offer goods and services to people in the European Union (EU), or collect and analyze data tied to EU residents.

The ICO’s 12 steps to prepare for GDPR is essential reading, and there is much more information on their website.

What Do You Need To Do?

There’s quite a lot to read, think about and in some cases take action on, but it’s important that you do. We’ve put together some notes, definitions and recommendations to help you with this and we’ve also gathered some links and resources which we have found useful.

Useful Definitions

Detail on some of the key terms you'll need to understand to ensure you are GDPR-compliant

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Key Areas

We've set out the key areas of GDPR where you need to pay special attention

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An extra focus on GDPR security issues, an area EJC are best-placed to help

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EJC GDPR Statement

Our statement covers how EJC meets the requirements of GDPR

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Need more help?

GDPR can seem pretty daunting. If you'd prefer to just talk through it, click below or call us on 0370 600 9700.

We can arrange an appointment to give you more information and discuss where we can help.

Important reading

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provides both comprehensive and straightforward advice and information on GDPR. Here are four useful links to make sure you fully understand your responsibilities:

12 Steps

The ICO’s quick twelve-step overview to GDPR


Full and comprehensive guidelines from the ICO


Step-by-step checklists to make sure you’ve covered everything


A series of GDPR ‘mythbusting’ blog posts from the ICO

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