As the director with responsibility for ShareSoc’s IT systems, our board has asked me to look into the implications for ShareSoc of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This regulation comes into force in May 2018, and there are severe penalties for non-compliance.
GDPR completely overhauls the current Data Protection Act. I have had a preliminary look at the requirements for compliance and they seem rather onerous, even for a small organisation like ShareSoc. Considerable work is required to audit, document and, where necessary, amend our current processes, systems and procedures for compliance.
Therefore, I am seeking voluntary help with this task. I would prefer that ShareSoc does not have to spend its scarce funds hiring expensive external consultants, if we can find a qualified volunteer prepared to help us. The volunteer would advise and work with me in ensuring that we are compliant, and I will offer full assistance and support.
If you would be willing to help, please let me know by contacting us.
Familiarity with the GDPR would be preferred, but a strong IT background may be sufficient if you’re willing to help us and learn about the GDPR.
Your help would be very much appreciated and we may consider awarding a lifetime free membership for a significant contribution of time and expertise.
You can start by going on to the information commissioner’s website ( ICO ) and carry out an assesment on that website and also Google GDPR consultants in your area.
That’s a good starting point.