GDPR – what is it and why do you need to know about it?

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The biggest change to data protection law for a generation will come into effect from 25th May 2018 and companies need to be ready for it.

Every business and organisation that handles and uses personal information will need to consider what action they should take to protect that vital data under the GDPR.

The GDPR gives people greater rights to the personal data held by a company and companies will need to be accountable for what, why and how they process information.

Fines for breaches will be large!

Further reading

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Bridgeall is a Glasgow-based IT company and has recently published a series of 4 blog articles on GDPR:

GDPR 1: Getting Ready  

GDPR 2: Ensuring Compliance

GDPR 3: A Strategic Opportunity Not a Threat

GDPR 4: Assessing Your Organisation’s Readiness

 


Guides for compliance

Cyber Resilience Toolkit
Published by The Scottish Government

12 step guide
Published by the Information Commissioner’s Office

Cyber Essentials scheme
Published by HM Government

10 Steps to Cyber Security
Published by National Cyber Security Centre

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