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Data Privacy Laws Are Changing

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) enforcement will not begin until 25 May 2018 (the “GDPR Effective Date”).  Organisations therefore have a limited window in which to ensure that their data processing activities are compliant with the requirements of the GDPR.

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New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) come into force in May 2018, and bring in a statutory obligation on data security that data processors must observe above and beyond contractual duties agreed with data controller customers.

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The General Data Protection Regulation are not simply for EU companies (or individuals), but apply to anyone processing data of EU citizens and companies. There will be a two tier system applied when considering breaches, with of course, fines to match.

How compliant are you with the existing Data Protection legislation?  If not, you may find the transition an up hill struggle.

Business Data Breaches

Breaches could lead to fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover for the preceding financial year, whichever is the higher.

Other Data Breaches

For other breaches, the authorities could impose fines on companies of up to €10m or 2% of global annual turnover, whichever is higher.

Safeguarding Data

To safeguard data successfully, organizations must know what data exists and whether it contains personal information.

How is this likely to impact me and my Business?

Under the GDPR, it will be essential to show that data is secured properly according to its sensitivity and classification. Discover and classify data so that you can understand the who, what, when, where and how of personal data access across all major platforms.

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office(ICO) will be working to finalise their positions on key issues such as exemptions, workplace privacy, healthcare services and biomedical research. They have also issued a 12 step guide so you can prepare. Its available via the ICO Website.

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