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Posted on March 19, 2018 by staff

Less is more when it comes to GDPR

GDPR comes into effect on May 25th and will change how we use and process personal data. Throughout March we place a focus upon it

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.

Don’t keep data you don’t need, according to health pioneer Liz Ashall-Payne. She is the founder and chief executive of ORCHA, a health and fitness app review platform based in Daresbury, Cheshire.

“I’d say only keep the data that you absolutely need and get rid of the rest,” she says. “Less is more.

“We advise both healthcare professionals and patients but we don’t collect a lot of data ourselves.

“I think the healthcare sector at large is ready for GDPR because they’ve been working in this space and data protection is absolutely critical.”

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