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Meet the challenge of GDPR compliance with NFDA – FOURTH GDPR WORKSHOP LAST PLACES AVAILABLEBack

On 25 May next year the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.  This will introduce much stricter requirements for keeping and using personal data, penalties for breaching these rules will be harsh and include substantial fines.

Following three very successful workshops held in April, July and September, the fourth GDPR workshop, run again by NFDA’s TLT solicitors, will be taking place on Friday 1 December at the Warwick Hilton.

Please contact us on 01788 538303 or email louise.woods@rmif.co.uk to attend as soon as possible as there are only few last places available.

To assist dealers we have also drawn up a questionnaire to send to suppliers, manufacturers, DMS providers, insurers and finance houses. The questionnaire asks them how they will use your data and ensure it is protected.  This is an important step in ensuring compliance with the new regulations.  The questionnaire can be sent out with a template covering letter which outlines why this process is being carried out. In addition, we have also contacted individual manufacturers to request what steps they are putting in place to ensure compliance in May 2018 and that there is a co-ordinated industry approach.

If you would like a copy of the questionnaire and the template letter, please contact us.

Some of the crucial steps that organisations must take now include:

  • Carrying out a data mapping exercise to understand how their personal data are being collected and used
  • Reviewing contracts which include data processes and data sharing with third parties
  • Reviewing cases where personal data is processed based on the “consent” of the individual
  • Ensuring current privacy notices have mandatory information required under GDPR
  • Appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) where necessary
  • Ensuring that language used in privacy notices is clear, concise and easy to understand and that contractual provisions clearly set out the rights and obligations of both parties.

Please contact the NFDA on 01788 538303 or email louise.woods@rmif.co.uk if you need any clarifications or to receive the questionnaire with the template letter.

For further guidance helpful information on the use of data and GDPR requirements, please visit the GDPR page on the NFDA website: http://www.nfda-uk.co.uk/policy/gdpr/  or the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website https://ico.org.uk/.

On another note, if you receive emails from us, including the NFDA newsletter, to your personal email, rather than a business one, please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to continue to do so.  Under the new GDPR, we must delete all personal email contacts unless we receive explicit permission from you to continue to use them. 

Posted by Sue Robinson on 29/09/2017