On 25 May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into enforcement and no doubt you will already be aware of how this impacts you and your practice.

The good news is the GDPR replaces the old Data Protection Act and many of the principles in the new legislation are the same, so if you were complying properly with the previous law then you have a strong starting point. However, there are important new elements and some things that need to be done differently to ensure you are compliant.

To help you understand the changes that have been put in place, we have provided some useful documents and links.
Is your direct marketing lawful?
Are you ready? GDPR checklist
Fact or fiction? GDPR FAQs
The right to be forgotten - GDPR
GDPR for small businesses
GDPR advice line launched to assist small businesses
Why consent for processing data isn’t always necessary
Are data protection officers mandatory for your business? FAQs
Can you be held responsible for an employee’s illegal actions?
The new fee structure: GDPR
Data Protection - 12 action points for SMEs to prepare for GDPR
Data protection for SMEs
Small businesses: Do you know when you need to register with the ICO?
How to deal with disclosure requests from information owners
Six steps to handling personal data
Big data for small business
Beware and prepare: How to create a data management plan

The above information is provided in association with Markel Law - our sister company. 

Markel Law Hub

For additional help on the GDPR and other issues such as employment law and health and safety, you can sign up to Markel Law Hub - an online legal information service for businesses provided by Markel Law.

With a never-ending stream of new legislation coming out of Parliament plus a steady flow of case-law from the courts, Markel Law provides you with all the tools needed to keep fully abreast of important legal developments.

There are 359+ guides and quick guides, 670+ legal documents and 330+ useful links to choose from in the Law Hub. So, taking your first steps towards being on top of the law and running your business with confidence is only a couple of clicks away.

A public subscription to the Law Hub costs £189 per year but is free to our TaxDesk clients. To find out more, please contact us.

Abbey Tax

For Abbey Tax clients, our updated privacy policy incorporating the new GDPR legislation can be found here. All our services and handling of client data will be operated in compliance with this policy. Additionally, where we act as a data processor or controller, we will be requiring clients to confirm they have their clients’ consent to pass on this data.

© Markel Law LLP. Markel Law LLP is a sister company of Abbey Tax and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. All information contained in the above resources is for information purposes only and not intended to be used as legal advice.