Helping you comply with the GDPR / UK Data Protection Act 2018
New international data transfers mechanisms for UK organisations
- If you transfer personal data from the UK to countries without adequacy status (e.g. the USA), your organisation needs to be aware that from 21 March 2022 new mechanisms for secure transfers will be introduced in the UK. The changes are explained in detail in the updated ‘International data transfer mechanisms under the UK GDPR’ guide, which you can download below, or for a quick summary, see our New international data transfers mechanisms for UK organisations news item, which also contains an update on UK Government plans to reform UK data law.
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the legal framework in the European Union (EU); it has been incorporated into the UK Data Protection Act 2018. The GDPR/DPA 2018 applies to any individual or organisation who is processing the personal data of EU citizens i.e. data controllers and data processors, who are required to demonstrate that they process personal data in compliance with the GDPR/DPA 2018.
You will find on this page:
- Guidance notes: a series of downloadable ready-reference guides on key topics relating to data privacy
- News updates: links to news items outlining recent developments
- Other resources: links to BHBIA meeting materials, proformas and FAQs
Click on the links below to see details of our ready reference guides/updates and download the documents:
Guidance on how to effectively streamline the capture of consents during the market research processDownload Guide
If you transfer personal data from the UK to countries without adequacy status (e.g. the USA), your organisation needs to be aware that from 21 March 2022 new mechanisms for secure transfers will be introduced in the UK. This guide explains the changes.Download Guide
What you need to do to keep personal data secure throughout its processing lifeDownload Guide
Details the different consents that might be needed during a primary
market research project and when these consents must be secured
During the pandemic there has been a necessary shift away from face-to-face MR and whilst it will likely return post-pandemic, it is probable that a greater proportion of our work will remain online, from research analytics and project management through to fieldwork. Therefore, a heightened sensitivity to online security will be one of our new ‘norms’.
This guide provides some helpful questions members can ask themselves and some practical tips about online security.Download guide
The use of technology in the workplace to facilitate remote working has surged since the start of 2020, and so has its use in adjusting to the ‘new normal’ as it relates to business intelligence.
This guide provides some helpful questions members can ask themselves when assessing new technology and doing their due diligence before using it on live projects.Download guide
This guide summarises the latest guidance and support available when sharing personal data between data controllers.Download guide
This update aims to explain clearly and simply the circumstances in which an end client needs to be identified to market research participants.Download Update
This update keeps you up to date with the latest government and ICO guidance on the implications of Brexit for data protection and market research.
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, this update provides additional guidance on the need to nominate a representative to meet GDPR requirements.Download Guide
An overview of the main principles and requirements of the GDPRDownload Guide
How to assess the risks inherent in your data processing
How to determine whether you need one, and if so, how to appoint one
An explanation of the legal bases for processing personal data available to us under GDPRDownload Guide
How to take stock of the personal data you process
- Changes to UK Data Transfer Mechanisms
- European Guidance on Data Controllers and Processors - Sep 2021
- UK Data Protection Adequacy Confirmed - Jun 2021
- New EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) - Jun 2021
- EDPB recommendations on measures to secure personal data transfers - update Nov 2020
- EU-US Privacy Shield Invalidated and EFAMRO Guide (July 2020)
- ICO - new notification fee for data controllers (May 2018)
Materials from recent meetings (available to full BHBIA members only):
- Brexit and data protection implications - November 2020 - webinar recording and slides
- Ethics and Compliance Update - June 2020 - webinar recording and slides
- Compliance Dos and Don’ts when Using Secondary Data for UK Healthcare BI - 25 Jan 2019 - webinar recording and slides
Other GDPR resources to help you:
Updated versions of the forms from the appendix section of the Legal and Ethical Guidelines) in Word format for ease of use.View details / download pro formas
Our Privacy & Data Protection FAQ resource is a selection of real-life GDPR queries from members and the responses from our Ethics Advisor. It supplements the Legal and Ethical Guidelines and the GDPR Guides on this page, but does not cover all topics, so please check the main resources first.View the FAQ