GDPR is fast approaching but what do companies need to be thinking about?
From May 25, 2018, organisations operating in the EU must follow the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). GDPR is going to mean a huge change in the way data is shared globally. Organisations that handle personal data may need to carry out comprehensive adjustments of their IT systems, infrastructure and processes to meet the demands of the new data protection regulation. Jamie says “the handling of data storage and protection of personal data is now high up on the agenda for us as a firm.”
If your company is not compliant by the time GDPR legislation comes into effect in May next year, there will be large fines in place and perhaps even bad press for non-compliance. Jamie says, “with all this mind, we have a responsibility to protect our clients and the first step to getting them ready is briefing them on what GDPR really means and how to get their IT infrastructure ready in time for May 25th, 2018”.
Fusion IT and Ramsdens Solicitors recently held a GDPR Seminar in Huddersfield, it was presented by Jamie Watson and Stephen Newman, Corporate Partner at Ramsdens Solicitors. The seminar addressed the implications of GDPR for companies, and how best to deploy modern IT infrastructure solutions to comply with these regulatory demands.
Currently the key areas your business needs to look at are;
- What types of data are you storing. Is it highly sensitive or not?
- How to store, share and remove data
- Is your data secure i.e. encrypted and physically locked up?
- Do you have GDPR compliant contracts in place with your clients and third parties?
Fusion IT and Ramsdens will be holding an additional seminar in March 2018. If you are interested in attending this event please contact Fusion IT.
We are offering free consultations in January to provide guidance and support with GDPR compliance. Call Fusion on 08451 221240, email [email protected]. You can also follow us on Twitter @fusionmanit .