Compliance is a legal requirement

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be law from 25 May 2018. The new Regulation is wide-reaching, and brings data protection into the 21st century. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal information is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.

GDPR compliance is not just a matter of ticking a few boxes; the Regulation demands that you be able to demonstrate compliance with the data protection principles. This involves taking a risk-based approach to data protection, ensuring appropriate policies and procedures are in place to deal with the transparency, accountability and individuals’ rights provisions, as well as building a workplace culture of data privacy and security.

With the appropriate compliance framework in place, not only will you be able to avoid significant fines and reputational damage, you will also be able to show customers that you are trustworthy and responsible, and derive added value from the data you hold.

Micro Maintenance are GDPR Practitioners holding ISO accredited qualifications, and can advise your business to make sure it complies with the new law. Call us on 01293 446677 for advice and a free initial consultation.

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