Making the General Data Protection Regulation easier to understand

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The Co-op Data team has been preparing Co-op Digital for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into law next year. But we’re aware that the rules it sets out can appear complicated.

Too often, data can seem like a complex and distant subject, but it’s part of everything we do and it’s important to us that the whole business can see what we’re doing. GDPR puts consumers’ rights at the centre of data protection. As we work towards a Co-op that’s trusted with data, we believe this is exactly where they should be. And we will continue to focus on that as we build and develop our data programme.

Making GDPR more accessible

To make colleagues in Digital aware that the regulation is coming, we created posters to explain what it means in plain language. We think they’re a good way to make sure everybody knows about the rules and understands what they mean.

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So far we’ve had a lot of feedback which shows there’s a great deal of interest ahead of GDPR coming in and real appetite to understand it better. The work that Digital has done in this area will help to inform the Co-op’s communications.

We’ve learnt a lot from the comments we received, and wanted to make sure that anyone and everyone can download our GDPR ‘rights’ posters.

It would be great to hear what you think in the comments. Or tell us how you’re making GDPR more accessible to colleagues in your organisation.

Posters: words by Rachel Murray and design by Jack Fletcher

One thought on “Making the General Data Protection Regulation easier to understand

  1. Liz Harris November 27, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Great to see other organisations working on demystifying GDPR for colleagues! We at NUS are currently rolling out GDPR workshops to our teams to make sure they are fully aware and on board with the enhancements in time for May 2018. We think this is a great way to get everybody engaging with the topic and as a bonus doing their own mini data audits.

    For us the key is moving away from all of the scaremongering that was happening and seeing this as a huge positive. As NUS is an organisation that exists to protect and promote our users rights, we’re really happy about the strengthening of individual’s rights that is at the heart of GDPR.

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