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Posted on March 22, 2018 by staff

It’s good to talk when it comes to 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.

It’s good to talk when it comes to GDPR, so says Martin Knapp, founder of cloud hosting and cyber security specialist S-IA, now known as UKFast Public Sector.

“Don’t let it become a legal-team-to-legal-team issue,” he says. “It’s important to have reasonable conversations with your supply chain, partners and owners. Have face-to-face conversations.”

He adds: “For the last 15 years we’ve been compliant with the Data Protection Act. GDPR is an enhancement of that: it tries to put more of a handle around the data owner and processor and what their individual responsibilities are.”

Cloud hosting firm UKFast is providing free GDPR pocket guides containing valuable resources and guides from industry experts to help support businesses. Request your free copy here.