MSA GB Advice to Members regarding GDPR Compliance

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance

If you have any type of dashcam or in car camera you must register as a data controller with the ICO. However, if you do not use a dashcam you may still need to register.

If you have already registered under the terms of the Data Protection Act that will continue. However, since the adoption of GDPR there are now some new rules about compliance that you need to be aware of, full details are on the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website.

Whether or not individual ADIs need to register is genuinely difficult to decide. We have consulted the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and they confirm that the way you manage the records of your candidates determines whether you need to register.

If you process any information using computers or any system that can process the information automatically, including CCTV systems, digital cameras, smartphones, credit card machines, call logging and recording systems, clocking machines and audio-visual capture and storage systems you will probably need to register.

MSA GB will continue to monitor all the available advice and to update members when this becomes clearer.

In the meantime, if you are unsure if you should register, the ICO website https://ico.org.uk/ has lots of useful information including a Data protection self-assessment toolkit for small business owners and sole traders.

MSA GB suggest that if you are not sure what to do go to the ICO site and register online. The fee is £40 if you have maximum turnover of £632,000 for your financial year or no more than 10 members of staff. Fees for larger organisations are on the ICO site.

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