The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 replace existing data protection laws in May 2018.
How we use data in modern business practices has changed significantly since the late 90s so data regulation needed to change with the times.
GDPR gives additional rights for people in relation to the information that companies hold about them, obligations for better data management for businesses, and a new regime of fines if businesses don’t comply.
It will impact every single business that handles personal data.
Whilst the accountability for adoption and compliance usually sits with the management team, every customer-facing role in your business needs to be aware of the implications as the fines for breach are significant.
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