Being ignorant of GDPR’s data protection requirements will not save you from the consequences

Many organisations that collect data online tend to be a quite lax when it comes to data protection, particularly small businesses (SME’s) and voluntary organisations. Up until now there was a very simple reason for this - there was never any major risk in not engaging with regulation as it was quite vague and generally unenforceable anyway. The same is not true anymore however. The General Data Protection Regulations will introduce specific consequences for non-compliance even if the error is an honest mistake.

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GDPR - What is it and how will it affect my organisation

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect on the 25th of May, 2018. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure data safety and provide better data security and privacy to consumers/users. The regulation is a net positive for people – it gives them more control over their data, makes their data harder to collect, and ensures that the data processing is being done through transparent processes.

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