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Almost every business will have to make some changes to the way it handles customer information, as website cookies and IP addresses, as well as names, addresses and email addresses are all classed as personal data under the act.
GDPR has been introduced to streamline data privacy laws across the European Union, protect citizens’ privacy and empower individuals by granting them ‘the right to be forgotten’.
Failure to comply with the new regulations could result in a fine of up to €20m 4% of your company’s global annual turnover, not to mention the irreparable damage it could do to your reputation
GDPR: What do you need to do?
In less than 12 months, every organisation across Europe will be expected to comply with GDPR and many will have to make fundamental changes to the way data is gathered and handled, as well as preparing for an audit that could come at any time.
For now, the most important thing to do is educate yourself and your staff and begin putting new procedures in place where necessary.
Complying with GDPR will mean:
Ultimately the introduction of GDPR will affect the way every company manages its data and it is very clear that every organisation must understand and be prepared to clarify exactly what data they collect, what it is used for and how it is secured.
If you need information about your rights or responsibilities regarding GDPR, please obtain specific legal advice from your solicitor.
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