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What is UK GDPR ?
As the result of Brexit and with effect from the 1st Jan 2021, the UK stopped being part of the EU and hence the “EU-GDPR” cease to protect the rights and freedoms of UK Citizens regarding their Personal Information. UK GDPR is the UK’s own version of GDPR, implemented after UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit). The UK GDPR is made up of the Data Protection, Privacy, and Electronic Communications Regulation and the UK Data Protection Act of 2018. Data transfers that reflect the UK’s autonomous jurisdiction must be given special care in GDPR paperwork for UK organizations. UK businesses who sell goods or provide services to EU citizens must likewise abide by the EU GDPR. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s supervisory authority for the GDPR and is responsible for promoting and enforcing the legislation, as well as providing advice and guidance to organisations and individuals.
Is my company subject to the UK-GDPR?
‘Data controllers’ and ‘data processors’ in the UK are subject to the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). It also applies to businesses operating outside the UK that provide products or services to customers there.
What are the penalties for
Failure to comply with the UK GDPR may leave you open to substantial fines. There are two tiers of fines: · A maximum fine of £17.5 million or 4 per cent of annual global turnover – whichever is greater – for infringement of any of the data protection principles or rights of individuals · A maximum fine of £8.7 million or 2 per cent of annual global turnover – whichever is higher – for infringement of other provisions, such as administrative requirements of the legislation The fines are discretionary rather than mandatory. The ICO will impose them proportionately, on a case-by-case basis, and typically as a last resort.
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