The GDPR is a new set of rules, laid down by the European Commission, governing the privacy and security of ‘personal data’ and will be adopted and implemented despite the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union.
We asked the question: “What impact will the new GDPR have on your organisation (particularly implementation)?” and the results are as follows (click the pie chart image to see it in more detail):
- 29% of respondents said it would have a lot of impact;
- 42% said it would have some impact;
- 16% said it would have little impact; and
- 13% selected “What’s GDPR?“
The fact that 87% of respondents are aware of the GDPR is very encouraging, particularly as there are still some 10 months until the Regulation comes into effect – it’s never too early to start planning for something as important as this – the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years!
Whilst the 13% who selected the ‘What’s GDPR?” is relatively modest, it is still a sizeable percentage given the amount of coverage the matter has had via third sector news outlets and, indeed, information that SCVO has disseminated.
And for the 16% who suggest it may have little or no impact…the legislation applies to anyone who handles ‘personal data’ – so, for example, if you hold personal details about staff or volunteers then you’ll need to be aware of the GDPR (indeed, you should already be aware of the current UK Data Protection legislation).
So, how can you find out more?
There is a wealth of information available on the Internet, but some places you might like to try are:
- The GDPR Portal: http://www.eugdpr.org/eugdpr.org.html
- Information Commissioner: http://bit.ly/22voBM1
- YouTube videos:
And, last, but by no means least…
- SCVO’s Lunchtime briefing (13th Sept 2017): http://bit.ly/2vkKaE9 – FREE tickets now available (limited to one representative per organisation).