What is GDPR ?

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Organisations that have day-to-day responsibility for data protection must be 100% compliant from day one.

A single violation could potentially put your company out of business, and depending on the infringement, you could face substantial fines, and the reputational damage from non-compliance may be long lasting.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from 25 May 2018

The government has confirmed that the UK’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit) will not affect the commencement of the GDPR.

It will replace all current data protection regulations.

The global economy runs on data, and all businesses that collect, use, and store a person’s personal information need to ensure it’s secured.

Why GDPR

The digital age requires a new set of data rules, and in April 2016 The European Commission approved The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which covers the capture, control, and consent to use personal information.

GDPR broadens the scope of personal privacy laws to protect the data rights of E.U. citizens.

  • Individuals will have greater control of who has their data, and how it will be used
  • Organisations must report on data breaches within 72 hours
  • Organisations will be bound by more stringent rules for obtaining consent from individuals on how their data can be used

GDPR applies to any company, inside or outside the E.U. that offers goods and services to European citizens.

The responsibility of protecting the personal data of customers and prospects falls on the shoulders of your organisation.

To ensure GDPR compliance, you must be able to answer two critical questions and show proof of your answers:

  1. Where is my data?
  2. Who is responsible for that data?

GDPR Step 1

Identifying and classifying your data

Do you know?

  • What types of personally identifiable information you have on file?
  • Where is it located?
  • What level of security is required?
  • Who has access?
  • How the data is being used?
  • If you have consent to use that data?

GDPR is a massive regulation with 99 articles.

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