Helping you comply with the GDPR / UK Data Protection Act 2018
(General Data Protection Regulation) is the new legal framework in the
EU that replaces the current EU Data Protection Directive. It took
effect on 25th May 2018 and has been incorporated into the UK Data Protection Act 2018.
The GDPR applies to anyone who is collecting, storing and processing the personal data of EU residents i.e. data controllers and data processors, who will be required to demonstrate that they process personal data in compliance with the GDPR.
Click on the links below to see details of our ready reference guides/updates and download the documents (See 'new' notes for the latest items):
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 supersedes the September update that was previously published. It contains the same information but with the addition of brief details of the latest ICO guidance on special category personal data.
Information about extended data protection guidance that’s available from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, and
A look at what's on the horizon:
- with Brexit looming large you need to understand the data protection implications;
- EU standard contractual clauses and the US Privacy Shield are being challenged in the European Courts and may be invalidated.
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. It builds on and replaces the November 2018 bulletin which has now been removed from the list below.
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 take stock of the personal data you process
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
Details the different consents that might be needed during a primary
market research project and when these consents must be secured
What you need to do to keep personal data secure throughout its processing lifeDownload Guide
- Latest update on naming end clients as data controllers (Oct 2018)
- Impact of naming the end client as data controller - BHBIA member survey findings (Aug 2018)
- Update on naming end clients as data controllers (Jun 2018)
- ICO - new notification fee for data controllers
Materials from recent meetings (available to full BHBIA members only):
- Ethics and Compliance Update at the Summer Event - 12 September 2019
- The Implications of Brexit for Healthcare Business Intelligence in the UK - 1 March 2019 - webinar recording and slides (the slides have been updated with the latest Brexit timings as of 25 March)
- 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