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Make sure you’re ready for GDPR


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018 and is the biggest change to UK data privacy law for 20 years. It creates a single set of rules that better protects personal information for people across the EU. All organisations must review how they manage all personal data, such as customer addresses and staff details to ensure they meet with GDPR requirements.



The aim of GDPR is greater transparency, enhanced rights for citizens and increased accountability.


“The new regime is an evolution in data protection, not a revolution. It demands more of organisations in terms of accountability for their use of personal data and enhances the existing rights of individuals. GDPR is building on foundations already in place for the last 20 years.”

Is your organisation ready for GDPR?


FAQs for library and information professionals and their organisations


  • I have a membership list from 2010, do I need to ask for fresh permission to send mail-outs?

  • If library members’ details have been updated and/or they cease to be members, do I need to update our Library Management System (LMS)?

  • What should we do about suppliers, particularly if we use Cloud Computing services that not based in the European Economic Area?

  • How long should we keep details about library members?

  • Can I keep historic data, or should I purge it?

To find out the answer to these questions, download our free guide to GDPR from Naomi Korn
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GDPR: Understand your responsibilities and what you need to do next

Practical half-day training event, developed for CILIP by Naomi Korn looking at the scope of the new GDPR and the impact will it have on organisations in library and information sector.

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Founder and Managing Director of NKCC, Lead Consultant

Naomi Korn is one of the leading UK experts in copyright, data protection & GDPR, rights and licensing. She is an experienced presenter and trainer, having run hundreds of workshops for charities, educational establishments, cultural heritage organisations and publishers

Naomi Korn

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