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Posted 7 April 2017
by Melanie Burton

The ICO publishes new guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has recently published new guidance on the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which will apply from 25 May 2018.

The GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 currently in force.  If your park processes personal information you will be considered a ‘data controller’ and will be directly affected by this change.

Personal information for this purpose is any information from which an individual can be identified, or along with other information, could lead to their identification. This would include the names and address of your residents, for example. The use of CCTV on your park would also trigger the requirement, even if you do not keep any other personal information.

The ICO’s new guidance advises on 12 steps that should be taken now to ensure compliance with the new regulations.

The guidance can be found here.

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About the author

Melanie Burton

Partner & Chartered Legal Executive

A partner and Chartered Legal Executive within the holiday and residential parks team providing a wide range of advice to park owners