Time Until The EU GDPR Comes Into Force


Will be enforced from 25th May 2018

The GDPR is designed to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches and to manage how organisations deal with data privacy.

The regulations grants Data Subjects (you and me) a number of new rights in relation to how and what information is stored about them.

Personal Data is ANY information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified.

It applies to both automated and personal data and to manual filing systems.

The changes in law will mean all companies will have to adopt appropriate organisational and technical measures to protect personal data.


Organisations found in breach of the Regulation can expect administrative fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater.

Fines of this scale could very easily lead to business insolvency.

The Brexit Question!

UK organisations handling personal data will still need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), regardless of Brexit. The government has confirmed that the Regulation will apply, a position that has been confirmed by the Information Commissioner.

GDPR WILL affect all businesses that handle data, Outsource are here to help.


Outsource will appoint a DPO (Data Protection Officer) to deal with any GDPR queries for your Business

ALL staff will be trained in:

  • The logic behind data protection legislation
  • Introduction to and history of GDPR
  • Key definitions under GDPR
  • Definitions of the 6 GDPR principles and their practical use
  • The rights of data subjects
  • Subject access requests
  • The ICO and it’s powers
  • Data Breaches and how to handle them
  • Risks of a data breach
  • International transfers of data
  • Sample crisis situations.

We have Partnered with GDPR expert Orlagh Kelly

Orlagh and her team are versed in GDPR case law, and have an in-depth knowledge of how the Information Commissioners Office handle their investigations. Not only do they understand the legal positioning of GDPR but they understand how it is interpreted and what that means for your business. Orlagh and her team of consultants will advise and walk you through all aspects of your compliance journey, enabling you to feel confident and secure in the knowledge that come the 25th May 2018, your organisation will be ready for the GDPR.

Varying levels of training and assistance will be made available to provide solutions for companies of all sizes. These can be tailor-made to suit specific needs.

GDPR will affect every business – it is a business and data issue – not an IT problem. IT alone cannot manage or fix this.  To allow business to be ready and avoid fines before the enforcement date of 25th May 2018 everyone needs to prepare as soon as possible. 

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