The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes effective from 25 May 2018. The GDPR will replace the existing Data Protection Acts (1988 and 2003 )and it places substantial new data protection responsibilities on businesses to protect the privacy of its Data subjects. The Data Protection Commission have produced a user friendly guide entitled "The GDPR and You" which will inform business on how they can prepare for and be GDPR compliant when GDPR becomes effective from 25 May 2018. The Guide takes businesses through twelve steps that will assist them in ensuring they meet and follow the new requirements. You could can download the publication below as well as a one page infographic that details the twelve steps.
The Data Protection Commission have a number of resources including the full GDPR act on their website called GDPRandyou.ie which we recommend you visit.