Data Protection Policy

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What is a Data Protection Policy?

A Data Protection Policy  outlines the systematic approach your Company will take to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in doing so reduce the risk of costly data protection breaches. 

Why is a Data Protection Policy important?

This policy sets out the procedures a business should comply with when dealing with information and data. The policy helps to inform staff about their duties and the procedures that must be undertaken when collecting, storing and processing data.

The Data Protection policy is one of the policies required for ISO 27001 certification, so if you are thinking about getting ISO certified, you will need to create your custom company data protection policy.

Should I use a Data Protection Policy template?

Even though templates can be really helpful to create policies for your company, they are not the perfect solution. Templates are standard documents that do not reflect your company’s peculiarities. Instead of using a Data Protection Policy template, our recommendation is to create a custom policy completely adapted to your company’s needs. The Adoptech platform allows you to create over 70 bespoke policies in seconds.

Data Protection Policy Sections

Data protection principles

The rights of data subjects

The lawful basis for capturing data

Processing data

Transferring data

Data security

Subject access requests

Roles and responsibilities

Data Protection Policy Related

Note that once the Brexit transition period has ended, the “GDPR” will be retained in UK law and will continue to be read alongside the DPA, minor changes will be made to ensure it can function in UK law. The EU will then make an ‘adequacy decision’ on the standard of safety that UK data protection laws provide. 

Also known as: GDPR policy, Privacy policy

Related Terms: Roles and Responsibilities Policy, Subject Access Request Policy, PII, personally identifiable information, data protection policy ISO 27001, basic data protection policy, company GDPR policy

References: ISO 27001

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