Data protection rules overhaul: how care home managers can avoid incurring hefty fines
By Sarah Finnemore, solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, hlw Keeble Hawson
A particular headache for managers and owners, who may already have amassed large amounts of information, is that GDPR applies retrospectively – i.e. to all data collected before May 2018, as well as all data from that date. Comprehending and complying with the massive overhaul will be extremely challenging - and it is still possible that there may yet be even more new developments and changes in the lead up to the new rules being implemented. Adopting the adage that forewarned is forearmed, enlisting a legal practice with a track record in data protection upfront can help to prepare your business for the changes to come, and avoid severe financial non-compliance penalties further down the line.
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