A Guide to EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
…how to develop and implement a GDPR compliance strategy.
Finally, a guide about GDPR compliance that talks your language.
On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation becomes enforceable and every business in the UK must comply with GDPR regulation. This guide is intended for people who have been tasked with the responsibility for, or for their input into, complying with EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We wrote this guide, inconjunction with the Information Commissioners Office, to help you form a GDPR compliance strategy because even though we’re IT experts we too find it confusing when searching the Internet for GDPR solutions providers. The reason it’s so confusing is that many IT companies are positioning themselves as GDPR experts with the aim of selling products and services. Also, they appear to focus on listing product and platform features and types of service which may not make sense to those in a Data Protection Officer or compliance role. So, we wrote this helpful guide to help people like you decide using criteria we know to be important to your role.
Concurrently, the risk of a data breach which can destroy a company’s reputation overnight, with significant impact on share price causing many executives and compliance officers to lose sleep. After all, why should a business owner or compliance officer be an expert in IT? It’s not your field of study. Therefore, when the time comes to implement a GDPR compliance strategy for your business, all too often the decision is made to kick the problem down the road and wait until nearer the 25th May 2018 deadline. However at First Solution we believe that there’s no time like the present to get started therefore we’ve identified the essential 12 steps every business must consider when implementing a GDPR strategy.
What’s the alternative?
The cost of inactivity could be very high indeed. The GDPR states that businesses that fail to become compliant with the GDPR by 25th May 2018 face fines of up to EURO 20,000,000 or 4% of annual global turnover. Ultimately, the sooner companies start preparing for when the GDPR comes into force, the better they will be able to minimise the risk of finding themselves at odds with the new rules and open to considerable fines.
How do we begin?
Hopefully by now may agree that it’s time to implement a GDPR compliance strategy. So, how do we begin? To access the free 12 page ‘A guide to EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)’ and begin developing your own GDPR compliance strategy, simply register below and instantly begin developing your GDPR compliance strategy.