Are you GDPR compliant?


What is the GDPR?


On the 25th of May 2018 data breaches will no longer be subject to a maximum £500k anonymous fine. This is because a new piece of legislation, the GDPR, will be coming into force. If you and your business have not heard of this, or are not putting steps towards becoming compliant, now is the time to take action and here is why….

  1. Fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover (whichever is highest) can be issued to non-compliant organisations
  2. Any business that stores ANY persons personal data (so B2B are included for HR reasons) are required to display due diligence of how they process, manage and store this data
  3. Brexit does not affect this because the legislation has already been passed!
  4. Principles are similar to the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) however, there will be more detailed requirements surrounding accountability & processing

So how do I become compliant and ready myself for the GDPR?

Inspired Technology Services have dedicated security specialists who can support your organisation with the tools it needs to become GDPR compliant. Working alongside IT Governance, who are the UK’s leading training providers and compliance specialists. Depending on your organisation, we can support you in getting the right Kit Lists or consultancy necessary.


BYOD a double edged sword?

BYOD or bring your own device has given organisations the potential to make large cost savings on their I.T infrastructure. Employees in many organisations, as well as working remotely, are now able to use their own personal machines. Which they often prefer, feel more comfortable using and (hopefully) are more productive. However, it has also brought up its own challenges. Loss of laptops or other devices can lead to data breaches, which the business will be liable for should they not have put in reasonable steps. Management of data and having access to the right tools to do this are therefore paramount to becoming compliant.


What technology tools would support me?

Furthermore, we offer a fully managed encryption service to help ensure all data within the organisation is encrypted and protected. Some of the data breaches that have occurred could have been prevented simply by encrypting all company data. However, in the past this has been seen as a costly option, in implementing and in managing. Our model removes these problems. It is a simple to use service, which inherently, by its design and nature, centralises policy and control of your data. Giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on your core business.
Inspired Technology also offer fully managed services around BYOD or we can enable you to manage this yourself. Built on Microsoft’s cloud technology we offer full solutions that help businesses track data movements and prevent data leaks. Our relationship managers can make sure you have access to right experts and support your business to become GDPR compliant.