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What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25th May 2018 having been placed on the statute books on 14th April 2016, with the government giving businesses enough time to implement it before it came into force.
GDPR was introduced across the EU on the same date, and it enhanced the already existing data protection act however a lot of businesses struggled to understand the regulation and the implications.
GDPR Means That the Protection of Peoples Data is Taken Seriously
GDPR gave the regulator proper teeth to impose fines on businesses, instead of the maximum of £500,000 under the old Data Protection Act.
Now the Information Commissioners Office can impose fines based on turnover NOT profit which could have a significant impact on a business and potentially cause financial distress that could see a business in breach cease trading.
Approaching GDPR is About The Three P's
It is not that difficult to put processes, procedures and policies in place to protect a business, the regulator is looking for best endeavours, whilst being pragmatic. However, they are not going to accept a stalled journey into compliance so it is something that can’t be put off indefinitely and should be dealt with.
How We Can Help Your Business Get Your GDPR Ducks In a Row
The Silver Cloud Business, based in Salisbury, Wiltshire, have helped numerous private and public sector businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and throughout the UK with getting GDPR compliant, both in terms of our business IT support and also implementing automated policies that help protect against data loss and also help with DSARs (Data Subject Access Requests) where a user can ask for all information held about them.
We can also help develop the artefacts to demonstrate to the regulator all the processes and procedures in place to help comply with GDPR.
What is more, we can do IT security assessments and evaluations and help with certification giving further confidence to the regulator that the data is being protected properly.