What is GDPR and why should anyone care ?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new set of regulations that will requires businesses to protect the personal data and privacy of EU citizens for transactions that occur within EU member states. From May 25th 2018 the new regulations will apply across the UK and the EU
Failure to prepare for GDPR, could result in fines up to €20m
By unifying the regulations across the EU it will be easier to ensure consistency from businesses inside and outside of the Eurozone to comply with the GDPR
For businesses that are not GDPR compliant on this date, this failure to prepare for GDPR, achieve compliance and remain compliant could be catastrophic with fines up to €20m or 4% of your annual turnover, whichever is larger.
Who does GDPR apply to?
The regulations apply if the data controller (the organisation that collects data from EU residents) or processor (the organisation that processes data on behalf of the data controller e.g. cloud service providers) or the data subject (the person the data relates to) is based in the EU. The regulations apply if the data controller (the organisation that collects data from EU residents) or processor (the organisation that processes data on behalf of the data controller e.g. cloud service providers) or the data subject (the person the data relates to) is based in the EU.
Furthermore the GDPR also applies to organisations based outside the EU if they collect or process personal data of EU residents.
Brexit doesn’t mean UK businesses can ignore GDPR. The UK government is harmonised with the EU on GDPR regardless of Brexit.
Forteon Technology’s GDPR-in-a-Box
Forteon Technology’s simple cost-effective one-day ‘GDPR-in-a-Box’ solution helps organisations understand where their business currently stands regarding GDPR compliance across various security layers of your business including: networks; firewalls; workstations; user accounts;
and anti-virus protection.
We use our extensive expertise to analyse and review your business. The outcome of the GDPR-in-a-Box process is a pathway to GDPR compliance.
Our GDPR risk analysis audit delivers a bespoke report detailing both: advisory on what compliance gaps exist; and consultancy on closing any gaps.
By closing the gaps between current state, compliance and requirements a business will stand to save the potential pit falls and fines.
“For businesses to remain viable in the years to come, many will have to rewrite their data holding and collection processes. – GPDR is a game changer for every single business in the world today that wish to trade in the Eurozone. If you haven’t started already, it may be too late, so please do reach out to us asap. We aim to simplify the situation for businesses and help accelerate GDPR compliance adoption swiftly.”
Jamie Easterman – CEO Forteon Technology