An Overview of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into operation on 25 May 2018. It strengthens the protection and rights of an individual. It is based on the principle of privacy as a fundamental human right: individuals own their personal data and are able to control what happens to it. It shares many common requirements with the Australian Privacy Act 1988, but there are some key differences that are more stringent than the Privacy Act. These include: a new ‘accountability’ principle, changes to the definition of consent and expanded rights for individuals.

This fact sheet (available for Research Society Members and Partners only) gives an overview of the GDPR and its application to Australian organisations involved in research.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Research Society Guideline 4

Resources available for Members and Partners

Handbooks

Presentation Slides

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Why it Matters

Presentation slides by Debrah Harding, Managing Director of MRS in the UK (one of our strategic partners) who is an expert in the EU GDPR legislation. Available for Members and Partners only.

Publication Cost

Members
FREE

Client & Company Partners
FREE

Non Members
Unavailable

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Handbooks

Handbook

GDPR Compliance: Software Platforms and the Privacy Rights of Data Subjects

Publication Cost

Members
$50.00 inc gst

Client & Company Partners
$50.00 inc gst

Non Members
$200.00 inc gst

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If you are a Member or Partner and require more information on GDPR please contact our Professional Standards Officer - pso@researchsociety.com.au.