Free Self-Assessment tool helps organisations prepare for GDPR

Organisations can now assess their readiness for the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with a free online self-assessment tool launched by MHR, one of the UK’s leading providers of human capital solutions.

The tool, available at https://www.mhr.co.uk/blog/gdpr-the-facts/, provides a simple step-by-step checklist to help users determine how prepared they are for GDPR and compare it against the regulation requirements.

It consists of a series of seven multiple-choice questions covering the key obligations of GDPR – including data processing, consent procedures, the role of data protection officers, auditing and compliance breaches – providing practical advice and useful information along the way based on the answers given.

Upon completing the self-assessment, users receive a copy of their answers via email along with suitable advice and recommendations.

Quick and easy to use, the tool has been designed to be completed in just five minutes, allowing users to repeat the test at their convenience as they continue their compliance project.

Tim Johnson, Chief Commercial Officer at MHR says:

“Endless amounts of misleading and conflicting information in the media about GDPR has created a situation whereby many organisations are totally unprepared for the regulations simply because they don’t know what they should be doing to meet their obligations.

 

“The self-assessment tool we have launched answers many of the commonly asked questions surrounding GDPR so users can gain a better understanding of the regulations and easily establish where they need to invest their efforts to ensure they are fully compliant come the 25th May 2018, when GDPR comes into force.”

 

Training Workshops

To assist organisations with their preparations for GDPR, MHR is also running a series of training workshops throughout the UK hosted by Claire Wright, Quality & Data Privacy Manager and Julie Lock, Service Development Director at MHR.

The aim of the workshops is to provide clarity to HR & Payroll Professionals on all areas of GDPR so they are equipped with all the information they need to prepare for the impending regulations with confidence.

The sessions will be held at the following locations and dates:

  • Manchester – Radisson Blu, Manchester Airport, Tuesday 5th September
  • Scotland – Radisson Blu, Glasgow, Thursday 7th September
  • Midlands –  Hilton East Midlands Airport, Wednesday 13th September
  • Wales – Jurys Inn, Cardiff, Wednesday 20th September
  • London – Radisson Blu Edwardian Grafton, Thursday 21st September

The cost of each session is £495 (+VAT) per person. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information and to book your place, please visithttps://www.mhr.co.uk/events/hosted/gdpr-training-for-hr-and-payroll-professionals/

The GDPR, is the biggest change to the management and processing of personal data since the Data Protection Act 1998.

With fines of up to €20million or 4% of an organisation’s global turnover, whichever is higher, in place for non-compliance, organisations can ill-afford to pay lip service to the new regulations and face a race against time to get their house in order and protect their business.

Author: Editor

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