Data Protection: Regulation

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th December 2017.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the proportion of businesses that will be in a state of readiness for the General Data Protection Regulation compliance by May 2018.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

We are working with the Information Commissioner Officer (ICO) to raise awareness and help businesses to comply with the new data protection legislation. The ICO continue to update their guidance as well as providing a self-assessment checklists for businesses (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/resources-and-support/data-protection-self-assessment/getting-ready-for-the-gdpr/).

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