The dreaded four letters: GDPR. For those who aren’t aware of the impact this could have on your business, this is the General Data Protection Regulations. The GDPR will apply in the UK from 25th May 2018. Despite originating from the EU, the UK government has confirmed that Brexit has not impacted the decision to implement this new law. GDPR is designed to replace the Data Protection Act 1998. It applies to all ‘data controllers’ and ‘data processors’. So, if you process or control personal data as part of your business, you are subject to the GDPR.
The GDPR places specific legal obligations on data processors;
- You are required to maintain records of personal data and processing activities
- You have significant legal liability if you are subject or responsible for a data breach; data must be processed in ways that ensures maximum security, such as protecting against loss of data and data being stolen.
Ensuring security of personal data you hold, whether it applies to employees, clients, or the general public, is one of the provisions that is getting business owners and data processors so worried, as the Regulation doesn’t state specifically what it constitutes to be secure. So how can you be sure you’re a) compliant with this new law, and b) ensure the security of all personal data?
Over the next month Netshield will be supplying, information, offerings and technical advise on GDPR.
We understand the pressure and stress that GDPR holds and in true Netshield style we want to take it all away.
Please stick with us over the coming weeks as we announce our GDPR Readiness Service plans.