26 Jan Is your pharmacy GDPR ready?
GDPR: ONE OF THE BIGGEST THREATS TO OUR BUSINESS IN 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th of May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.
The updated GDPR regulation applies to any company who handle personal data. Any information about an individual for example email address, credit card details, first/last name, address, etc.is classed as personal data.
Companies, found to be in breach of data compliance regulations face huge penalties, with fines up to €20 Million or 4% of their global turnover – whichever is higher.
23% of businesses said they would be forced to close if found to be non-compliant and subject to these financial penalties.
GDPR IN THE PHARMACY SECTOR
From the handling and processing of prescriptions, to transactions on the till, ALL team members in Community Pharmacy deal with personal data on a daily basis.
According to the results of a recent study commissioned by Data Solutions, 80% of data breaches are caused by employees. With this in mind; a lack of awareness among your team could be the biggest threat to your company.
There are a number of steps required to bring your business to a compliant status. These steps are generally referred to as the 12 steps.
Step 1 applies to all team members in your organisation and requires that a company provide adequate awareness of GDPR requirements. Companies can mitigate penalties by providing GDPR awareness training and ensuring records are kept to demonstrate this.
Steps 2-12 are managed by the companies Data Protection Officer (DPO).
Please Note: Data breaches can also occur as a result of IT issues or business set up. Your data protection officer or an external company may need to perform a gap analysis to ensure you have adequate policy and the correct IT set up in place to avoid data breaches.
The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has launched a GDPR informative website www.GDPRandYou.ie with guidance to help individuals and organisations become more aware of their enhanced rights and responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulation.
TAKE THE FIRST STEP NOW
The HealthConex Academy (by PharmaConex) have partnered with Olive Learning to offer you a 40 minute GDPR Staff Awareness course. The course can be completed online and is available on any device via the online training platform. The course is underwritten by HFW (one of the world’s top 5 law firms and leaders in data protection legislation)
Once all of your staff are awareness trained you can start the next phase toward becoming compliant.
We have agreed an industry price of €20 per training licence for our clients. This is an accredited course and normally retails at €50.
If you choose to upgrade to a more comprehensive training package we will minus the GDPR course fee from the total cost.
GET AHEAD OF THE NEW REGULATION – Deadline May 25th
Contact Norabeth Hogan to discuss the GDPR awareness course or a more comprehensive online training package to suit your business.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 087 750 4906
Purchase Course Licences Here: https://gdprcourse.com/healthconex/