“With one week to go until the GDPR deadline comes into effect, it is essential that franchised retailers have a solid compliance strategy in place. NFDA and its legal partners are available to offer any support required to members”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK.

The deadline of 25 May 2018 for all organisations to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching.

The GDPR applies to all organisations that hold and process personal data. Failure to comply with GDPR can result in fines of up to €20 million or 4% of annual turnover for the most serious contraventions.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stated that this is an “evolutionary process for organisations” and these “will be expected to continue to identify and address emerging privacy and security risks in the weeks, months and years beyond May 2018”.

NFDA will continue to offer assistance to its members.

Robinson continued, “NFDA has been in regular contact with manufacturers and finance houses to ensure a co-ordinated industry approach towards GDPR compliance.

“Going forward, organisations need to embrace a culture of transparency as to how they use personal data. Projects involving personal data should be automatically assessed and it is important that all staff is trained and knows how to deal with any issues that may arise.

“NFDA members must continue to take GDPR very seriously and contact us if they need any assistance.”

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

Gabriele Severini, NFDA Communications & Marketing Officer

Tel: 020 7307 3423 Mob: 07880 039897

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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.