Welcome to the section on data protection principles. Below you will find materials and resources to help you navigate this aspect of the GDPR.
You may like to start with the videos, which set out what the GDPR is and how it changes data protection in your organisation. You can use the various templates, workflows and guidance documents to get to grips with the GDPR requirements.
There are two types of templates.
Downloadable templates - these allow you to download the model policy or template, and to adapt it to your organisation
Generate template online - these allow you to use the online wizard to fill in your organisation's details, and download the adapted template as a pdf.
You may have to adapt aspects of the templates further to ensure it is a good fit for your organisation. If you choose to use the wizard option, please read the policy thoroughly in advance to ensure it is fit for your organisation in its current form.
This template, which you can generate online, focuses on containment and recovery, assessment of ongoing risk, breach notifications and evaluation and response
Under a data classification policy, information is to be classified according to its business and personal sensitivity, i.e. the potential harm to the organisation or an individual if the information were to be compromised in any way. This guidance outlines recommendations for implementing a data classification policy.
This download sets out the differences between data controllers and data processors
This guidance outlines recommendations and best practices for creating a data protection governance framework within an organisation
This guidance outlines pre-Brexit recommendations and best practices for data transfers.
Do you have an employee privacy notice in place?
This guidance explains the relationship between controller and processors, and how to crystallise it in contractual arrangements.
Brexit and GDPR: do we still need to comply when we leave the EU?
How do the rules around international data transfers change under GDPR?
The Information Commissioner's Office states: ''Special category data is personal data which the GDPR says is more sensitive, and so needs more protection.' So what does this mean for organisations that provide healthcare?
Do you have questions about GDPR-compliant controller-processor partnerships?
In this staff training video, Ivana Bartoletti, Head of Data Protection and Privacy at Gemserv, sets out what organisations can expect from the GDPR and how to best start preparing for this data evolution.
In this staff training video, Ivana Bartoletti, Head of Data Protection and Privacy at Gemserv, explains how to start preparing your organisation and staff for GDPR compliance.
This is a data protection model policy template created by our expert content partners.
This is a data protection model policy template created by our expert content partners - you can use the online wizard to adapt the template online
This is an incident management model policy template created by our expert content partners. It covers a variety of topics, including a policy statement, objective and general definitions. It also includes a number of documents which are available as separate downloads
This document provides key information about legitimate interest assessments, including the process to follow and what needs to be captured, and has practical advice to ensure that staff are prepared to meet the GDPR requirements.
This template looks at records processed, their legitimate interest, the necessity, and the balancing test and includes one example to help you get started.
This is an overview of how the GDPR impacts on marketing activities. It includes practical advice on GDPR and PECR, and answers questions including 'what is required when collecting consent?'
Use and adapt our model data subject rights request form with your organisation's data subjects