GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION – GDPR

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GDPR

What is GDPR and what does it mean for you, your business and your clients. With such a dramatic change in policy you cannot afford to be caught out.

LARGE FINES

It will become apparent that putting some time into making sure you are compliant with the GDPR in good time will save you a lot of stress and money; with up to 4% of revenue being fined to companies who are non-compliant.

LARGER SCOPE OF PERSONAL DATA

Name, address and email are recognised personal data. But with the new regulation, political affiliations, religious beliefs and club memberships are among list of data which is now classed as sensitive.

NEW RIGHTS FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS

With the new regulation, comes improved rights for customers and clients. The right to be forgotten; a data subject can request their personal information is deleted. Scroll down for more details.                                                                                                                                                

There is nothing more important to business than its reputation. With major data breaches making global headlines, non-compliance has the potential to bring your business to its knees. Being prepared for GDPR will increase trust from clients.

What is GDPR?

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is the result of years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with the new ways data is used. On the 25th May 2018, businesses which deal with any data from within in the EU will have to be 100% compliant. The goal of this regulaton was to bring data protection rules inline with each other and have a consistent law throughout the EU. Although the majority of IT security professionals are aware of GDPR, just under half of them are preparing for its arrval. With this being a regulation and not a directive it has to be enforced and with fines up to 4% of turnover it will be best to be prepared long before the deadline.

Who does GDPR apply to?

GDPR applies to ’controllers’ and ’processors’ of data. A data controller states how and why data is being processed. The controller could be any organisation, from a profit-seeking company to a charity. A data processor is the party actually doing the processing of the data, this could be a IT firm for example. Even if controllers and processors are outside the EU, the GDPR will still apply to them as long as they are dealing with data belonging to EU residents. It’s the controllers responsibility to ensure their processor abides by the data protection law and processors must themselves abide by rules to maintain records of processing sensitive data.

What is sensitive data?

Sensitive data is any information that can make it possible to identify any natural person. Along with the well known personal data, name, address and date of birth, the scope under the new regulation is increased and sensitive data now includes the following information:
  • Passport number
  • Health problems
  • Criminal offences
  • Religious beliefs
  • Ethinic origin
  • Political affiliations
  • Social Security number
  • Sexual Orientation

What can Reliable Networks help with?

  • Reliable Networks will be able to provide you all the assistance you need in becoming compliant with GDPR. We have trained staff who communicate in an easy to understand language
  • We will be able to run Data Protection Impact Assessments which will allow us to see which areas of your data protection policy need updating. All the information will be presented coherently in a report.
  • We can perform scans and assessments at time intervals which suit you and your business.

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