The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been designed to toughen the protection of individual’s data and maintain consistent standards across all countries within the EU. This also extends to any non-EU companies who are doing business within the EU.
But why do we need it ?
Maintaining the implementation of this framework through regulation is a good for the UK. We all need to be more aware about protecting our information, especially with the growth of cybercrime. All businesses hold much more electronic data now and with this is a greater risk of having that data stolen, lost or generally misused the framework in theory should protect the rights of consumers.
What does GDPR do?
The GDPR provides clear laws and safeguards to help protect individuals with the aim to elevate and promote accountability and governance. By putting the recommended measures in place, organisations should be able to minimise the risk of a breach, improve the security of data and minimise the risk of reputational and financial damage.
The intention behind this regulation is a good one, but we recognise that that the notion of the change required is overwhelming for many businesses that are unsure of where to start.