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.