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Understand the new compliance era

The new compliance era means that boards and senior management are accountable for complying with the data protection law. 

The Commissioner's role is to monitor and enforce compliance with the law and has a range of sanctions from issuing warnings or reprimands to orders to stop processing and the imposition of monetary penalties up to £1,000,000.  In addition, there are criminal offences, (including corporate and personal offences) which carry fines and/or imprisonment terms.

Controllers (and in some cases processors) should: 

Depending on the size of the organisation, action points that may need to be considered include: