On 25 May 2018 the European General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) will come into force. It may come as a surprise, but many New Zealand businesses will find themselves subject to the GDPR – and liable for fines of up to the higher of €20 million or 4% of global turnover if they fail to comply.
Hayley Miller hosted a briefing on what changes to New Zealand privacy law and the introduction of the GDPR will mean in practice to New Zealand businesses.
We've also had some questions about how Kensington Swan can help organisations deal with these changes. The answer is we can assist with pretty much everything in the privacy space!
We can help by:
• Determining whether and how GDPR applies to your business, including whether you need to appoint a DPO or an EU representative
• Preparing templates and guidance on data audits and privacy impact assessments
• Updating your Privacy Notices for GDPR, New Zealand and Australian law
• Drafting appropriate privacy addendums for agreements with your service providers – or to your standard terms if you are a GDPR processor
• We have been working with clients on the array of policies now needed to ensure the laws of the jurisdictions your data relates to are covered in an accessible form for your business – whether it be processes for when an individual makes a data request, or a data breach response plan (and in particular GDPR, New Zealand and Australian law)
If you would like to know more information, please get in touch with Hayley Miller.
Please click below to see the video from Hayley's recent seminar.