The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.
As a regulation, it will not generally require transposition into Irish law (regulations have ‘direct effect’), however; Helpers.ie is already in compliance with the regulation in terms of the obligations it imposes.
Like GDPR, Helpers.ie already emphasises transparency, security and accountability by the data it collects, while at the same time standardise and strengthen the right of Irish citizens to data privacy.
Guidance for Helpers.ie
The DPC (data protection commissioner) has launched a GDPR-specific website www.GDPRandYou.ie (opens in new tab) with guidance to help Helpers.ie become more aware of our enhanced rights and responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulation.
The DPC (data protection commissioner) has also prepared an introductory document to help us as we already transitioned into GDPR: “The GDPR and You” (opens in new tab) This document lists 12 steps which Helpers.ie is already taking. However the obligation to compliant with GDPR is 25 MAY 2018..
Information about the DPC’s (data protection commissioners) awareness raising activities and outreach engagements over the coming months can be found at GDPR Awareness Raising Activities.
Helpers.ie understands that the guides above are not exhaustive lists, however; we assure our customers that our policies are already in compliance with the new GDPR law.
EU Article 29 Committee
The WP29 has adopted guidelines on the following subjects relating to the GDPR:
Data portability (opens in new tab)
Data protection officers (opens in new tab)
Identifying a controller or processor’s lead supervisory authority (opens in new tab)