GDPR North Wales: Help for Businesses in North Wales
GDPR North Wales: What’s happening?
Data protection law in the UK is about to undergo some significant changes. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation in line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.
Although we like to stress that GDPR is not something to be feared (and shouldn’t be a reason for a mass panic), we also appreciate that it is a set of extremely important changes, and should be taken seriously. Getting proper support and guidance is advised, as GDPR requirements are compulsory, because GDPR is a law and not a directive.
Why is GDPR being introduced?
GDPR is being introduced to help “harmonise” data privacy across the EU and poses a whole host of positive benefits to us, because it places high importance on the secure handling and storage of personal data.
GDPR also encourages businesses to make more of an effort to prevent data breaches, because of the potential fines that could be issued if personal data is leaked as a result of a breach.
“However fast regulation moves, technology moves faster. Especially as far as data is concerned.”
– Elizabeth Denham, UK Information Commissioner
Who will be affected by GDPR?
The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects.
It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.
So what do businesses need to be doing?
The financial penalties for non-compliance will be very substantial so it is vital that your organisation is fully prepared as early as possible.The bottom line, when it comes to GDPR compliance ; can your organisation in a court of law defend the actions and processes that you took to implement GDPR; thereby limiting a company’s liability of a fine?
It is good practice to familiarise yourself with the complete list of requirements on the official ICO website and to seek professional guidance and support if you feel like you are confused about certain rules, or don’t have the resources to meet the necessary standards.
GDPR North Wales Businesses – How we can help
Businesses have until May 25th, 2018 to become fully compliant.
As part of our commitment to North Wales, we believe it is essential that as many local companies are complying with, and understand the new regulations as possible.
With a genuine want to help and an experienced team, we have already assisted many companies across the UK with getting prepared for GDPR.
GDPR North Wales training and IT related services are carried out by our IT branch, Pyranet IT Solutions. Our services are suitable for any sized business and can be flexible to suit your company, they include;
GDPR North Wales Training:
If you want to make sure your staff at your North Wales business understand their responsibilities under the new regulations, our simple to understand and jargon free training sessions are a great help, and we consistently get exceptional feedback.
JellyPhish Simulated email phishing:
Malicious emails are the number one cause of data breaches. JellyPhish is a simulated phishing and cyber awareness training platform, designed to help employees become more vigilant when opening emails that could potentially be malicious.
Cyber Awareness Training:
We can help your employees learn how to protect the company network to minimise risk, as employees are the last line of defence against hackers. Most data leaks are a result of human error- not technology. Training covers a host of other topics and areas that are vital to understand such as how to spot attempted ‘break-ins’ to the network via email phishing etc.
This is a good service for those who want to know how they’re currently performing under GDPR regulations and want to know what areas they would like to improve, we will help form a remediation plan to address the gaps and risks.
Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus:
We can offer accreditations such as Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials plus, through our IT branch, Pyranet. Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme, to show that you have made clear attempts to keep your company network as secure as possible, which could significantly reduce any fines.
We also post regular ‘GDPR Bitesize’ articles to help you digest different aspects of GDPR regulations, these are regularly posted and updated.
We cover things such as :
- What is a Data Controller and a Data Processor?
- What is classed as Personal Data and Sensitive Personal Data
- What do Data Controllers and Data Processors have to document?
Simply visit the Pyranet news page to view the collection. We also recommend always checking the official ICO website.
Why choose us to help with GDPR?
- GDPR speaker and Technical Director of the Townley Group, Joe Burns is an experienced ethical hacker, cyber essentials practitioner and trusted IT consultant to many businesses across the UK, ranging from football clubs to law societies.
- We have a thorough understanding of GDPR requirements and how they should be met.
- We never over-complicate issues, as we want our clients to understand the areas where they need to improve, we therefore use simple language with no tech jargon.
- We offer our services at competitive prices, and with flexibility packages.
If you want to find out more information or have any questions, then feel free to get in touch by calling 01492 564 888.
Why work with Comms Management?
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