Social care organisations hold a significant amount of personal information relating to individuals, whether they be employees, people who need care and support or other customers or suppliers. A proportion of that data is likely to constitute sensitive personal data or “special categories of data” (including for example, medical records, religious beliefs or ethnic origin).
All organisations that process personal data are required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and, from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Penalties for failure to comply, including fines, are significant. If GDPR isn’t already on your organisation’s agenda, now is the time to act.
This page is new and being developed, but initally please find on the left (scroll down) various documents and guides around GDPR.
Free GDPR webinar
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has made available a recording of their recent GDPR webinar.
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