Are you prepared for the new GDPR legislation?
Does your organisation comply with the new Data Protection rules?
From May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced and businesses are expected to comply with the new legislation. Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998 but this will be outdated by the new legislation which introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. A large part of GDPR is ensuring that data is destroyed correctly; in a secure way so it cannot be recovered. The most effective method is through confidential shredding of both paper and electronic data, such as hard drives. If you are a UK organisation handling personal data, you’ll still need to comply regardless of Brexit.