General Data Protection Regulation
In May of 2018 the landscape for data rights will undergo a significant change that will affect business worldwide who deal with any European citizen when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect.
This represents a further significant challenge to business and it is only the beginning as further European legislation relating to electronic business (specifically e-commerce and electronic trade) is expected later in 2018; in the UK the Data Protection Bill (DPB) is navigating its way through the political system.
Addressing the concerns brought about by these changes to legislative rights can be challenging for any business. Many of those rights will have a fundamental place in how we also use security of electronic and physical data in our businesses. There are some very important questions that you should already be asking yourself:
- Do you know where your data is?
- Do you audit how it is collected, transmitted and archived?
- Do you follow the changing best practices for securing your data?
- Do you know how your data and systems are secured?
- Do you know how to find out what those best practices are?
Having a strategy to deal with the GDPR may be out of the reach of many organisations. Have you started to address your solution to the upcoming legislative changes, how do they affect you?
Navigating the myriad of solutions may seem like a monumental task that will be impossible to complete. You need to act to make sure you are compliant with this legislation and to ensure your business processes are acceptable and affordable.
Shadowcat Systems has many years of experience in dealing with access and storing of data. We write about changes in data rules and we can help your organisation move towards a better data strategy. We can help you to do a strategic analysis of your organisation and identify the steps you need to take to mitigate risk and observe legislative requirements.
Shadowcat doesn’t offer a single-solution or claim to make you any percentage compliant with legislation. In fact the GDPR makes specific statements about what you have to do as individual organisations, there is no list of compliance as that is determined by CoC authorities and NGO trade bodies.
At Shadowcat our mission isn’t about insuring you against risk but evolving your organisation to observe best practice which should make you compliant with legislation.
We believe companies are individual and that our best role is to help them implement a solution that matches their business.
There is no one true way, we treat your organisation as an individual as that is how the legislation will see you.
Talk to us today and learn how you can move towards being compliant with the legislation that affects you.