General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018 and the FHT is currently looking at how this regulation will impact both the FHT and our members. Read more below.
Q. How will it affect me?
A. It will affect different members in different ways, depending on what kind of data you hold about clients and other people; how this data is collected; how it is stored and processed (used); and how long you store this data for.
In due course we will be offering members some basic guidance, so keep an eye out for information in future issues of International Therapist and FHT’s regular e-newsletters (if you have opted out of receiving our e-newsletters, you will need to get in touch to let us know you wish to opt back in).
Q. Where can I go for more information?
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has information on data protection and the GDPR – visit www.ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/ . However, while they have a growing toolkit for businesses, containing documents such as ‘GDPR: 12 Steps to Take Now’, please note that the ICO is yet to publish official guidance.