We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office under registration Z8209425.
The purpose of our registration is for :-
- Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
- Accounts & Records
- Consultancy & Advisory Services
All queries and requests for information should go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Like many other pieces of legislation, The Data Protection Act places a great deal of responsibility on the directors of United Kingdom based companies to ensure that they and their employees fully comply with the law.
In particular the changes brought in by The Companies (Registrar, Languages and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2006 contain two aspects of this that we frequently see abused which are quite clearly required to protect the end user from fraudulent or misleading web sites and email:-
1. Web sites
With effect from 01/01/2007 Limited companies MUST have their company name, registration address and company registration details in a prominent place on their web sites.
With effect from 01/01/2007 emails sent on behalf of limited companies MUST have their company name, registration address and company registration details on them ALL.
The penalties for failing to conform to these can be severe. You can confirm these requirements by visiting the Companies House web site.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. It strengthens the law on holding personal data.
In particular there is a change from having to Opt Out of communications to now having to Opt In. The requirement to respond to a request for a copy of personal data is reduced to 30 days. There is also a requirement to 'forget' an individual and remove all traces from your systems.
The Enforcement date is 25 May 2018.
This law is being implemented in the UK so you MUST conform to it even after Brexit and it will be a requirement when working with EU customers. There is a maximum penalty of €20,000,000 or 4% of turnover for breaches.