GDPR is here – at last! Hopefully, that means fewer spam emails for all of us, but more importantly the law has now changed around how businesses handle personal information.
There has been a huge amount of effort across Co-op on our journey to comply with GDPR, so I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped so far.
However, this is not the end. We need to keep the ‘foot on the gas’ to make sure we keep our focus and culture around the importance of doing the right thing with personal information.
To continue building a Stronger Co-op that handles personal information in the right way, I’m delighted to announce that our new Data Protection Officer (DPO) is Vicky McGhee. Congratulations and good luck in her new role to Vicky and thanks to Jon Turner who has been Interim DPO as well as covering his own Information Security role. Vicky and her team will help us all do the right thing when handling our members’, customers’ and colleagues’ personal information.
Remember, protecting information is all about you. If your training, the posters or your team discussions have left you wanting to know more, please visit our GDPR pages on the colleague site. If you still have unanswered questions or concerns then ask your line manager, discuss them with your team, contact your Data Lead, or remember there is always the Data Protection team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your help ensuring we do the right thing with personal information and ‘Happy GDPR Day’!
Chief Risk Officer