What role does your business play in protecting personal data?
Like most of us, you’re probably tired of receiving spam and cold calls? The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go a long way in reducing unwanted contact from companies that adopt aggressive marketing tactics.
Since the Data Protection Act of 1998 the amount of data that is processed electronically has increased substantially. Data breaches and identity theft have risen considerably and cybercrime has become a lucrative business. Protecting personal data in an age where there is so much of it available online, is vital.
In order to help reduce the threat to individuals’ privacy, EU legislation is being updated to become the General Data Protection Regulation and will be adopted under a similar name by UK law following Brexit. This regulation puts greater responsibility onto the organisations processing personally identifiable data (PII). This will come into effect on 25th May 2018, not long now!
How can my organisation become GDPR compliant in time?
ABtec can help you achieve and maintain ongoing GDPR compliancy much faster and more easily than you might think. We can help you save time, manpower and provide additional assurance that your organisation has everything in place.
What are the main reasons for data breach? Here’s how to prevent them…
Inadvertently sending a file containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) to the wrong recipient, or sending PII through inappropriate means, can easily put it in the wrong hands. Removable media or devices such as USBs, tablets, smartphones, laptops, hard drives etc are susceptible to physical loss or theft. The risk should be assessed, with appropriate measures put in place to mitigate it.
Solutions such as encryption, device management, staff training and implementing procedures and policies will help everyone in your organisation to keep personal data secure.