THE TOP 10 GDPR FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Name: General Data Protection Regulation

Deadline for compliance: 25th May 2018

Current law: Data Protection Act 1988

Location: All countries within the EU, including the UK, despite Brexit

Who does it apply to: all organisations and businesses

Aim: reshape the way organisations use, interact with, store, and share data. Heavily focuses on the protection of personal data and rights, applying to both automated data and manual filing systems.

Effect: penalties and fines for non-compliance. Fines of 4% of your annual turnover, or £20 million – whichever is greater.

Who to notify: If your organisation faces a data breach, you must notify the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) within 72 hours of the breach and your hack will become public information.

Who to employ: companies are required to have a Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO will be responsible for creating access controls, reducing risks of data breaches, ensuring compliance via audits, and even helping you to implement a good data security strategy. This can be appointed to someone within your business.

Who to call: T-Tech are fully equipped to carry out a GDPR audit on your current systems, which will recognise any changes that your organisation may need to make to reach compliance. Alternatively, we can provide you with a full security strategy to prepare your organisation with all the tools for privacy and compliance.  

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