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UK councils urged to prepare for GDPR now


"Councils have been urged to review their information governance arrangements and prepare for the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now.

The Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) said that with both the new EU data protection regulations coming in and the new EU-US Privacy Shield arrangement replacing the Safe Harbour agreement, local government organisations needed to ensure they were completely compliant.

According to Socitm, UK public sector organisations will be able to at least ‘operationally’ use US cloud service providers as they currently are, under the new EU-US Privacy Shield.

Meanwhile, new EU data protection legislation will replace the existing Data Protection Directive. The law will be updated to accommodate the likes of social media and cloud computing, which were not known when the UK's own Data Protection Act was made law in 1998.”


NCC Weekly News Update 5 April 2016 



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