Will You Wake Up to a Data Protection Nightmare?
Will You Wake Up to a Data Protection Nightmare?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is scheduled to go into effect this year. This means that, in less than two years, you need to have a data protection officer, a strict plan in place to notify all of your customers about breaches as soon as they happen, all of your data must be encrypted, and your company must have an insurance plan to guard against fines. Now is the time to make some changes.

In an article in SC Magazine UK, I outline The Information Security Landscape of the Future and how failure to adhere to these strict new guidelines can result in heavy penalties, up to 2% of annual global turnover, or up to €100 million turnover, whichever is greater. If your organization starts to prepare now, the new laws will be much more easily navigated once they come into effect.

In the article, I talk about the importance of:

  • educating staff about their data protection role within the company
  • creating a clear and concise policy
  • using a technology to protect organizations in the event of a data breach

In order to help you navigate the upcoming EU GDPR legislation requirements, Absolute collaborated on a video series exploring 14 questions surrounding the proposed regulation and how to become compliant, addressing questions on how to prepare for future changes, top threats, and particular concerns about mobile devices and social media. I also invite you to read about the Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the EU GDPR, then take steps to Avoid the Pitfalls of the New EU Data Protection Regime.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stephen Midgley

Stephen Midgley was the Vice President of Global Marketing for Absolute.