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Don’t be complacent with your data because of Brexit

02/11/2016

Many people are still wondering what Brexit means for the implementation of the new EU GDPR in the UK, but being out of the EU is far from a reason to stop preparing for compliance with the new regulation.

The EU GDPR will still apply to all UK businesses that offer goods or services in the EU, or that monitor the behaviour of EU data subjects, regardless of whether or not those businesses only store data in the UK. This is because the EU GDPR is about data pertaining to EU individuals – not about companies being in the EU.

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The ICO notes that organisations that currently comply with existing UK data protection law are likely to be largely compliant with the EU GDPR, but stresses that a number of the new requirements are more onerous for data controllers. The ICO recommends that organisations map out which parts of the EU GDPR are likely to have the greatest impact on their business models, and focus on those areas when planning compliance efforts.

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When it comes to securing, storing and sharing confidential data, organisations must ensure they have the right policies, processes and systems in place. Data flows are fundamental to the EU GDPR, and data is most vulnerable when in-transit so understanding your options for managing this is essential.

Cardwave has produced an Information Security Solutions Made Simple guide, containing useful information and solutions on how to keep your data secure, as well as free resources to download. To find out more about how to keep your data secure, download Cardwave’s free Information Security Solutions Made Simple guide here: http://tinyurl.com/ISSMS.

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Sources:ICO, Computer Weekly, Linkedin Pulse, Information Age

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