What are GDPR General Data Protection Regulations?

The principles of Data Protection didn’t radically change with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) back in 2016, however there are some subtle changes that need to be considered by all organisations that deal with personal data. This applies to ‘controllers’ and ‘processors’. The controller says how and why personal data is processed and the processor acts on the controller’s behalf.

If you are a processor, the GDPR places specific legal obligations on you; for example, you are required to maintain records of personal data and processing activities. You will have significantly more legal liability if you are responsible for a breach. These obligations for processors are a new requirement under the GDPR.

The GDPR applies to ‘personal data’. The definition is now more detailed and makes it clear that information such as an online identifier – e.g. an IP address or email address (commercial or non-commercial) can be personal data.

At Blackmores, we understand that compliance with GDPR is more than just a communicated Data Protection Policy. Our experience with Information Security and Business Continuity management has also assisted us to develop a robust compliance model – drawing on best practice in a number of areas.

We work with your organisation to undertake a thorough Privacy Impact Analysis to assist you to understand where personal data touches or resides within your organisation. We then work with you to develop the controls you need to comply with – Thus providing the evidence that you have undertaken the steps required to achieve compliance. The ongoing review ensures that you remain in control of data protection moving forwards.

We offer the following services

  • Gap Analysis
  • Awareness Training
  • Awareness E-learning
  • Compliance Workshop
  • Developing data protection policies and procedures consultancy
  • GDPR Software to support data analysis and implementation of controls
  • Compliance audit
  • Certification to BS 10012:2017 – Data Protection

How we can help

Blackmores specialise in helping you to implement and maintain your GDPR across London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, and UK-wide. We can also assist with international locations, having experience of working in 27 other countries.

  • Conduct a GDPR Gap Analysis – To help establish your strengths and weaknesses.
  • GDPR E-learning – Learn at your own pace with our online courses via the isologyhub.
  • GDPR isologists® – We have a skilled team of consultants to help you become GPDR compliant. From London to the UAE, we have experience working internationally across many sectors.
  • Internal Audits – We can help you to plan and conduct Internal Audits to verify your compliance with GDPR.
  • On-Site Support – We can provide support during External Audits carried out by Certification Bodies.
  • Request a quote for Certification – We can send a request for a quote to 3 UKAS certified Certification Bodies on your behalf. This is done free of charge on request.

For a full brochure of our services, simply Contact Us


Further resources

We have a free ‘Introduction to GDPR’ available to watch on YouTube.


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