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What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the EU’s new legislation to protect the personal data of EU citizens. It has been born of a need to regulate data protection, amongst other data concerns, throughout the European member states by updating the now archaic 1995 Data Protection Directive (DPD). Organisations have a lead in period to become compliant, ending 25th May 2018.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Will it affect me?
For businesses Any entity that handles personal data, whether it belongs to customers OR staff, will be subject to the GDPR. Realistically, anyone currently subject to the DPA will also be subject to the GDPR.
For individuals The GDPR gives you more control over the personal data a company holds about you and what they can do with it.
What does it mean for businesses?
The GDPR applies to any organisation that operates within the EU or with EU data. Failing to comply could lead to fines of up to €20m or 4% of your global annual turnover -
Here’s an overview of some of your new responsibilities:
Keep a record of data operations and activities Notify the supervisory authority of a data breach
Review data processing processes Implement “privacy by design” and “privacy by default”
Carry out a data privacy impact assessment (PIA) Consider if you will be required to designate a data protection officer
How can Logiplex help?
The challenges associated with compliance to any standard can easily be underestimated, not least because of the level of detail involved but most commonly because of the lack of confidence in the interpretation of what the standard requires. Logiplex and our specialist partners clearly understand the requirements of GDPR. We know what questions to ask, we understand how companies use data so know where to look, we understand how hackers exploit vulnerabilities so we know what to do to protect systems. We will almost certainly save you time and money but will also save you the anxiety of working it out on your own.
GDPR Workshop including Your Own Action Pack
Leave with a workbook detailing what is needed in your business from a general, an HR and an IT perspective.
+ Specialist Presentations + Jargon Buster
+ Personal Journal + Certificate of attendance
Training and Awareness Resources
Knowing how to recognize and assess potential vulnerabilities, identify phishing attempts or malicious emails, and perform other functions can greatly reduce the risk of a security breach or successful attack (a study from Wombat Security Technologies and the Aberdeen Group confirms that increased investment in employee training can reduce the risk of a cyber attack 45 to 70 percent).
Comply with the GDPR and reduce vulnerability with our cyber security awareness and training services and resources
To find out how your business can start to take action quickly and in a cost effective manner contact us on 01989 769990 or email@example.com
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