The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be enforced from 25 May 2018. Now is the time for companies to understand what GDPR is all about and assess the organisational and technical measures they will need to implement in order to comply with the new regulations. The new law will have a substantial impact on all organisations in the European Union bringing significant changes on how personal data can be collected, stored and used. The Regulations mandate considerably tougher penalties than the current Data Protection Act (DPA). Organisations found in breach of the Regulations could receive administrative fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover (to a max of €20M).
In essence, the aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. GDPR applies to all organisations involved in the processing of personal data of subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location. GPDR makes its applicability very clear - it will apply to controllers and processors of personal data of EU subjects, regardless of whether the processing takes place in the EU or not.
At Altitude we are preparing to comply with GDPR by implementing appropriate organisational and technical measures. Protecting our clients' data and web applications is our highest priority. Altitude has a comprehensive suite of techniques to help your organisation understand and comply with the GDPR on technology grounds. We can start with general GDPR consultation and go on to help you implement the changes you need to comply.
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