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Posted on March 16, 2018 by staff

Give something back to help with GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation has been described as the most significant overhaul in data protection in a generation.

Statistics suggest that the majority of organisations are still not prepared despite the prospect of irreparable reputational damage and being fined €20m or four per cent of worldwide annual turnover if they do not comply.

When Daniel Burton founded Manchester tech start-up Wondrwall, GDPR wasn’t on his radar. But the company, which is behind a state-of-the-art intelligent home solution and stores personal data about its customers, has been taking the new regulation seriously in recent months.

Burton’s advice is that businesses need a good reason to collect – and keep – personal data.

“Keep data secure but also make people aware about what you’re doing with their data,” he says.

“If you’ve got a good reason to collect data then actually that’s going to make you a much stronger business.

“The people it’s really going to hurt are the ones that are taking data and not giving a benefit back to consumers.”

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