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The New GDPR and what this means.

As you may or may not know the new GDPR law of compliance will be coming into force on the 25th May 2018:

ExploringU counselling Ltd are registered with the ICO, Information Commissioner’s Office under registration reference: Z1533426   Registration Certificate ICO

We also work with a strict code of conduct to practice and protect your information and confidentiality, we are governed by the BACP, Here is some information you should know:

But what does the GDPR mean by ‘transparency’?

The GDPR does not offer a definition of transparency. However, in the context of data processing, it does provide guidance about the meaning and effect of transparency.

Their guidance states that the collection, use, consultation and processing of an individual’s personal data should be transparent to them.

Transparency requires any information and communication relating to the processing of personal data to be easily accessible and use clear, plain language which is easily understood.

How can I demonstrate transparency? Provide Privacy Notices

Privacy notices are the most common way to provide information to data subjects. The term privacy notice describes all the privacy information that you make available or provide to individuals when you collect information about them.

The GDPR states that the information you provide to people about how you will process their personal data must be:

  •       Concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible
  •       Written in clear and plain language, particularly if addressed to a child
  •       Free of charge

The starting point of a privacy notice should be that businesses  tell people:

  •       Who you are
  •       What you are going to do with their information
  •       Who it will be shared with

These are the basic points all privacy notice should include. However, privacy notices can be more comprehensive and supply even more information. When thinking about what information to share just consider, “If I don’t share this information will my processing still be considered fair?” Processing could become unfair if, for instance, the individual is unlikely to know that you use their information for a particular purpose.

For More information by our governing body the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy The ( BACP ) : please follow the link below.


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