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From 25th May 2018, the EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) are changing. Companies must ensure they are making amendments to accommodate this.

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulations, which were created by the EU to replace the current Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC. The regulation covers a wide amount of increased penalties, right to access, the importance of a Data Protection Officer and more.

What is the difference between a Directive and a Regulation?

A Directive is a legislative act which sets out goals that it wishes to achieve across the whole of the EU. A regulation is a legislative act which is compulsory for all to follow.

How does this affect me?

Each company will need to follow the updates by transforming internal procedures, an example of this is; appointing a Data Protection Officer to oversee all policies which are put into place. The key changes relate to Personal Data. It is essential that companies prepare prior to 25th May as the penalties come into effect immediately. Businesses will need to assess their current procedures and make changes which they can present to show they are compliant.

What can I do?

There are a number of initial steps you can take to start you off, these are:

  • Complete an internal assessment of your current policies and procedures
  • Document what changes you plan to make and how you intend to do so
  • Destroy any old data which is unused
  • Put procedures in place which ensures you are compliant.

How can iWaste help me?

iWaste has already updated its internal regulations to ensure we are prepared and ready for the changes. This, in turn, means we’re ready to assist our customers with their WEEE and electrical waste disposal needs.

We offer a number of services which can assist you in complying with these new regulations. Some of these services include:

  • Secure destruction of hard drives.
  • Lockable bins on your site.
  • Certification of secure destruction.
  • Items for destruction are separated during transit and a locked away onsite as soon as it arrives back.
  • All secure items are destroyed within 24 hours.

Why iWaste?

All of our certifications can be found on our website which proves we are a legitimate and forward-thinking company. We are compliant with various schemes such as ico and have an T11 licence.

Contact Us for free, no-obligation advice

If you would like to hear further information or have any queries, please feel free to call and speak to a member of our team on 0330 1200 250 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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