Getting Ready for the GDPR Guide – Mason Hayes & Curran


The General Data Protection Regulation (“GPDR”) comes into force on 25 May 2018, and many businesses are beginning to prepare for its introduction. While the GDPR builds on familiar concepts and rules, it also brings about many changes. To help prepare for these changes, IAB member Mason Hayes & Curran have launched and shared their “Getting Ready for the GDPR” Guide. The Guide will serve as a helpful resource for those looking to get to grips with the GDPR in the coming months.

Does the GDPR apply to me?

The GDPR expands the territorial scope of EU data protection law, meaning a greater number of organisations will now be subject to it. The Guide explores the broad scope of the GDPR and explains which businesses could be caught by its wide net. Given the degree of work that many organisations will need to do to get ready for the GDPR, it’s important to understand, from an early stage, whether the GDPR applies to your organisation.

The Guide explores five broad areas of implementation:

  • Gap and compliance analysis
  • Contracting and policies
  • Record-keeping and privacy governance
  • Security, and
  • Privacy Impact Assessment and Privacy by Design

Each of these issues are likely to be relevant to the majority of organisations to which the GDPR applies. Click here to download the MHC ‘Getting Ready for the GDPR’ guide.