The General Data Protection Regulation is still coming, and when this article was first written there were 5 months remaining until it came into force, .... Now there are only 57 working days remaining until the 25 May 2018 deadline when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable.
According to research by the Federation of Small Business less than one in ten small businesses will be compliant with the new EU-wide rules on personal data, the research goes on to conclude one in five small businesses are blissfully unaware of the existence of the forthcoming regulation (GDPR), with two-thirds having either not yet begun to take the necessary measures or they are only in the early stages of their compliance program. Time is running out, if you require support please do get in touch, for a confidential discussion on how to comply with the legislation.
According to the Information commissioner Elizabeth Denham (below video) "there’s no time to delay in preparing for the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”, the commissioner also cited the commercial benefits.
“If your organisation can’t demonstrate that good data protection is a cornerstone of your business policy and practices, you’re leaving your organisation open to enforcement action that can damage both public reputation and bank balance. But there’s a carrot here as well as a stick: get data protection right, and you can see a real business benefit.”
Preparing for GDPR - 12 steps to take now
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