CODES OF CONDUCT
The GDPR (Article 40) specifically recommends the development, approval and adoption of Industry Codes of Practice by representative bodies and organisations. These are intended to form the basis upon which their members shall develop their own plans and in doing so evidence compliance with the GDPR.
The Codes of Conduct and certification by Representative bodies will allow them to:
- Provide guidance on the GDPR’s requirements to their members
- Signal to data subjects and regulators that an organization and their members are in compliance with the Regulation
- Offer third-party oversight as another check on controllers and processors data handling
This provides an opportunity for representative bodies to develop a Code of Conduct and other guidance, policies and procedure templates, training and support for their members. This will increase value to the representative bodies and their members, by saving them time, effort and money.
This will also encourage and foster compliance amongst members, thereby increasing the value of the representative body to their members.
How we can help
The Data Protection Group and GDPR Training are offering our professional services to draft up such codes of conduct and underlying policies and Procedures for your and your members. We will work with the Data Protection Commissioner to get your code of conduct approved and recognised.
We will then provide group workshops and work with individual members and businesses to bring them up to code.