Your preparation timetable for GDPR

Your preparation timetable for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is part of a wave of new legislation due to come into force on 25 May this year. Sarah Pearce, partner at law firm Cooley, offers a schedule of actions to get your business ready for it.

Business’ overriding concern about GDPR (aside from its extra-territorial scope) and the aspect that has been hitting the headlines, are the sanctions for non-compliance – more specifically, the potentially huge fines.

The degrees of non-compliance will of course vary but, generally speaking, if you violate the law, (eg mishandle data or experience a data breach), the GDPR gives regulators the authority to impose fines of up to €20 million or 4 per cent of worldwide annual turnover (whichever is greater). Non-compliance could also delay or cause you to miss out on a key transaction or investment opportunity.

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Some of the new requirements (legal, technical and operational) are significant and may take time to implement. So, with just over 5 months to go, how ready are you?



Source: Director.co.uk
         

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