Insurance Regulatory eBulletin - Data privacy

Guide to the GDPR
On 27 April, the ICO published new guidance for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which focuses on accountability as a new data protection principle that organisations must demonstrate they are compliant with.

The Guide to the GDPR explains the provisions of the GDPR to help organisations comply with its requirements. It is for those who have day-to-day responsibility for data protection.

The ICO notes that this is a living document and they are intending to expand it in key areas. It includes links to relevant sections of the GDPR itself, to other ICO guidance and to guidance produced by the EU’s Article 29 Working Party. The Working Party includes representatives of the data protection authorities from each EU member state, and the ICO is the UK’s representative.