SECURING PERSONAL DATA IN COMPLIANCE WITH GDPR
Implement “appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk, including…encryption of personal data” (Article 32, Security of processing).
In the event of a data breach, the organization is not required to inform individuals of the breach if measures that “render the personal data unintelligible” were in place, including encryption (Article 34, Communication of a personal data breach to the data subject).
ACT NOW! Assure your organisation is GDPR compliant
HOW WILL THIS AFFECT YOUR BUSINESS?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the European Union’s new data protection legislation which comes into effect from 25th May 2018
The forthcoming legislation compels organisations who process or hold personally identifiable information of EU residents, to implement adequate security measures to protect personal data loss or face tough fines
The EU will have the power to fine companies €20 million or 4% of the annual global revenue
In the UK, under the existing data protection act (DPA), the fines are only £500,000 but we understand from the Information Commissioners Officers that they will fall in line with GDPR
Any company that works with information relating to EU citizens will have to comply, making it the first global data protection law
UK businesses with EU customers MUST comply!
WHAT TYPE OF PERSONAL IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION?
The GDPR considers any data that can be used to identify an individual as personal data. It includes for the first time things such as genetic, mental, cultural, economic or social information.
Organisations need to ensure that they use simple language when asking for consent to collect personal data – they need to be clear about how they will use the information.
It will be more important than ever for organisations to explain exactly what personal data they are collecting and how it will be processed and used.
5 WAYS TO PREPARE
40% INCREASE IN DATA CREATION EVERY YEAR!
2.5 Million cyber crimes reported in 2015.
Repeated security failings lead to £180,000 fine for Ministry of Justice.
Globally, more than 20 million unprotected USB drives are lost a year!
source: regional organised crime unit
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