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GDPR essentials — seven things you need to know

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11 May 2017

Jose Francisco Pereiro Seco

Blogs by author: Jose Francisco Pereiro Seco, Head of Data Security Europe, BT.

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You haven’t long left to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Here’s everything you need to know to prepare for it coming into effect.

Preparing for greater data protection.

In May 2018, the EU’s flagship data-protection regulation, GDPR, will come into effect. Offering EU citizens greater protections for their personal information, the GDPR may force you to change how you handle data within your organisation.

You’ll need to make sure that data protection is built into every level of your business. And you’ll have to pay more attention to the privacy implications of your everyday processes.

Avoiding the consequences of failure.

Fail to comply with the GDPR, and you’ll be on the end of some stiff penalties. This could include fines of up to four per cent of your annual global turnover.

So what do you need to know? Check out our infographic below to discover the seven essentials about the new EU regulation.

Download our white paper to discover how the right reassessment of your data protection and security will help you achieve GDPR compliance.