28.06.2017

Information Commissioner's Office warn over GDPR

Businesses warned to prepare for data protection law change

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has told businesses there is no time to delay in preparing for “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”.

Ms Denham has called on businesses to see the commercial benefits of sound data protection, and act now to ensure they’re compliant by 25 May 2018:

“If your organisation can’t demonstrate that good data protection is a cornerstone of your business policy and practices, you’re leaving your organisation open to enforcement action that can damage both public reputation and bank balance. But there’s a carrot here as well as a stick: get data protection right, and you can see a real business benefit.”

In addition to compliance, Elizabeth Denham is also speaking to business leaders about the importance of cyber security at a Wall Street Journal event.

An updated data protection toolkit for SMEs is live on the ICO website, including a new element focused on getting ready for GDPR. This checklist can help organisations assess their progress in preparing for GDPR.

Frama understands the importance of these changes and are specialists in the field of security and compliance for the transmission of sensitive and financial data.

If you are concerned about how you send your company data securely, contact us today and speak with one of our Digital Communication Specialists.

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*Source Information Commissioner's Office