Some helpful hints on GDPR

As you may be aware, GDPR (The General Data Protection Regulation) is a new piece of legislation coming into effect as of May 2018 — but we’re finding that quite a few people still aren’t especially familiar with the term.

It’s a significant law that will change the way organisations are required to manage data, so it’s important to be aware of it and ready for the changes.

We’ve been busy doing prep work for it ourselves and have found that the following articles and resources have made things a bit easier to understand. We think they could be helpful for you too and might come in handy for getting to grips with GDPR.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

12 steps to take now

The Information Commissioner’s Office has put together a guide for organisations on immediate actions to help prepare for the GDPR. Pleasingly practical — and yellow. 
Download the guide (PDF)

5 reasons why local government should care about GDPR

An easy to digest list explaining some of the risks of non-compliance without descending into legalese.
Check out the list

Ready-to-use resources

The Scottish Local Government Digital Office has been running a project, led by Glasgow City Council and Fife Council, to produce a ‘GDPR toolkit’ with materials available for others to reuse.
Find out more

How Delib products comply with GDPR

A rundown on how we have made sure our tools are GDPR-ready.
Read the full article

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