GDPR is Coming!
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new legislation that brings data security in line with new ways that data is now used. Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998 but this will soon be replaced in May 2018. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data.
Why is this important?
The new GDPR regulation will apply to any organization that processes, collects or uses personal data relating to EU subjects, so most company’s will be affected. As long as your company is compliant with the new guidelines and demonstrates that good data protection is an integral part of your business, then it shouldn’t be an issue. Getting this wrong however can damage your reputation and could see legal action being taken against you. Be prepared!