Here’s everything you need to know about GDPR

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GDPR data legislation

You should know if your company complies with the new data protection rules. But, what are they?

The GDPR is a result of years of work by the EU to ensure that data protection is in line with new ways of how data is being used. Find out about computer security.

The UK previously used to rely on the Data Protection Act 1998, but has now been overtaken by the new legislation of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).  The GDPR will introduce bigger fines for those who breach and don’t comply and allows companies to have more of a say over what they do with their data. Take a look at tech news.

When does this change take place?

This change will be applied to all member states from 25 May 2018. However, in the UK it came into force on May 24th 2016. The law will apply to all businesses and organisations in 2018. Click here.

How does this affect IT security professionals?

All IT professionals are aware of this change, however only half of them are preparing for the arrival of the new legislation, which was found by numerous studies. Contact us to find out more.

Around 50% of people are assessing the impact on their organisation. They will be mostly changing their practices in order to follow the rules of the data protection legislation.

What should companies do to stay on board?

Changing your company procedures to stay in line with the new GDPR regulations can be a difficult task. However, specialists will be able to guide you through the process and take the necessary steps to ensure your company follows the new rules. Call 0115 824 8244 for more information.

What do specialists recommend?

GDPR data specialists

Through their partnership with Microsoft, Cloud Works have recommended the following steps to comply with GDPR rules.

  1. Identify what personal data you have and where it resides
  2. Govern how personal data is used and accessed
  3. Establish security controls to prevent, detect and respond to data breaches
  4. Keep documentation and manage data requests