It turns out as long as you are doing something… that you have made a start or if you have data protection processes and procedures in place and have starting up-grading them by 25th May 2018, you should be ok.
The main purpose for GDPR is to make businesses more responsible and accountable for the loss of data. We like to know that our banks, insurance companies and health organisations are looking after our data, and the new rules mean we are responsible for reporting any data loss.
We have had two years to take this in and put plans in to action, but most of us have heard the term being banded around but are really not sure what do to. We at File Genie have put together two quick lists to help you get organised.
What Information Do You Hold?
You should document all the personal data you hold, where it came from and who you share it with. You may need to organise an information audit across the organisation or within particular business areas.
Electronic Data & Data Protection
The new data protection regulation means that any electronic data breech needs to be reported to ICO <add link> https://ico.org.uk. Electronic data means any personal data stored on the following devices:
- Laptop or Netbook
- External hard drive
- Cloud back-up
- Memory stick
How Can I Get Ready?
From an IT perspective, we can help you get ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations that come in to force on 25th May 2018, by:
- Ensuring your computer or device has adequate virus and malware protection.
- Ensuring you have an efficient and adequate data back-up system in place.
- Ensuring your computer is up-to-date with the latest software updates and patches.
- Ensuring your computer is running smoothly, minimising shut-downs and loss of data.
- Ensuring your computer is clean, minimising over-heating and loss of data.
Do you have any concerns regarding your electronic data protection and how we can support you in your small business?
Is Your Business Ready for the New Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)? - written for File Genie by Creative Remedy and edited by Writer Ruth Raymer @WritingWalking