Thursday 29th March 2018
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - It has been well advertised that the existing Data Protection Act 1998, is due to be replaced in May 2018 with the General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to introduce improved continuity of data protection throughout the EU. Businesses will be responsible for assessing their own data risks and their own data processes. The storage of data on mobile equipment such as laptops will require a greater level of protection. Will employees accessing data remotely from home present a data risk? All businesses will need to understand GDPR, devise a plan and timeline for compliance, train staff, audit current data processes and identify high risk areas.