On 24th January, the Department for Digital,
Culture, Media & Sport released the Cyber Breaches Survey 2018. The focus
of this was preparations for the new Data Protection Act, GDPR.
The survey found that only 38% of businesses and 44% of
charities have heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and only
27% of businesses had begun to implement changes in how they operate in preparation.
These worrying statistics show the need for UK businesses
to get informed about GDPR and fast! The 25th May is not the date that
GDPR implementation needs to begin but is the date that the new policies and
processes must be already in place, and businesses are compliant.
Ensuring this compliancy can be complicated, especially if
your business is handling vast amount of personal data (which can be anything
such as employee data), and while looking at security measures is a very
important aspect of GDPR, it is just as important to look at the administrative
processes in place which will determine how personal data is managed.
It is especially important that data is kept up to date
and deleted after set retention periods.
If you have just heard about GDPR, or you know what your
responsibilities are, but are worried about daily application of policies, then
i-Comply-GDPR could be exactly what you need.
i-Comply-GDPR is designed to take away all the stress of
data management. This new software features GDPR policy builders and the tools
you need to ensure ongoing compliance.
By the 25th May, there will still be many UK
businesses unaware of their obligations under GDPR, but by using data management
software, you can ensure that your GDPR policies are being implemented
throughout all departments.
Our expert team are on hand to answer any questions you have.