The General Data Protection Regulation will fundamentally change the way you have to manage and secure the personal data you use. And with larger fines for breaches – up to 4% of annual turnover in some cases – it’s essential that your organization gets GDPR-ready as quickly as possible.
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The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) aims to harmonise and update current data protection laws to benefit half a billion citizens across the EU. The impending changes will impose stricter fines on companies mismanaging personal data or failing to protect it properly.
The GDPR is based on the principle of good data governance. At the heart is the idea of privacy being a fundamental right. For this to be achieved, it’s organisations must insist on ‘privacy by design’, ‘privacy by default’ and ‘accountability’.
What is GDPR?
Effective from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to give organisations greater responsibility for the personal data they hold and use, and citizens more control how their own data is used.
What’s the impact of the GDPR?
In short, the rules around data governance have become stricter, and the fines for breaches are greater. All organizations will have to change the way they manage, process and store personal data. But data privacy doesn’t have to be a burden – some businesses are using data privacy for competitive advantage. It can also mean better protection for your systems – and your reputation.
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