Note: Ibec does not currently offer GDPR audit and consultancy services. We continue to provide digital policy services and employment law services around the topic of data.
The EU has recently reformed its rules on data protection. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be directly applicable in all EU Member States, including Ireland, on 25 May 2018. Many existing regulatory concepts on data protection will be retained, but there will be significant changes under the GDPR that require consideration and advance preparation. Data protection is a key business consideration.
In this context Ibec, through its GDPR task force, delivered a series of short guides to help raise awareness and understanding of the GDPR. The guides were launched at the Ibec regional insight series ('Delivering the Digital Age') in seven locations across the country. The free events addressed digital innovation and GDPR compliance. The events were addressed by representatives of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner. In 2018, Ibec and its sectors produced a third guide with tips to assist businesses in their preparations for GDPR. These guides are not exhaustive and are not intended as definitive analysis or advice legal or otherwise on compliance with data protection requirements. Ibec reserves the right to update this guidance as the implementation of the GDPR progresses.
To read about Ibec guidance on the GDPR, please click on the attached files below.
- Guide 1 provides an overview of the GDPR - highlighting some of the key features for your business.
- Guide 2 provides recommendations to assist employers in their preparations for the implementation of the GDPR.
- Guide 3 provides tips on implementing GDPR to assist businesses in their preparations.
- Flyer on an online programme aimed at helping companies ensure their staff are informed about data protection obligations