- Dec 18 2017
GDPR are new rules due to be implemented by 25 May 2018 and designed to replace the outdated Data Protection Act 1998.
The GDPR is an extensive piece of legislation due to replace the outdated Data Protection Act, and it will come into force this May. One of the main aims of the GDPR is to give individuals more control over their personal data, which will undoubtedly have an effect on all organisations of every size and industry. The regulations will also force employers to think more carefully about how and why they are storing the data of individuals.
With only a couple of months to go until the GDPR becomes legally binding, employers are being encouraged to prepare as thoroughly as they can for the new rules.
For most business owners, preparation will involve changing the way you handle many crucial business functions, such as recruitment and network security, for example. Organisations dealing with the public and sensitive customer information will arguably have more changes to implement.
Contrary to popular belief, the GDPR actually has potential benefits for your company. If you can prove that your organisation takes data security very seriously, your reputation and trustworthiness will be boosted significantly in the eyes of the general public and your employees.