GDPR six months on… burying your head in the sand is a terrible idea! The ostrich effect is common among humans. We bury our heads in the sand to avoid unpleasant information and pretend that everything is ok, even if the world is falling apart around us.
While the “out of sight, out of mind” approach can seem attractive in the short term, the bottom line is that problems continue to exist – and get bigger – the longer we ignore them. In this month’s guide, we take a closer look at what has (and hasn’t) been happening.
Six months on from the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there’s an alarming amount of ostrich activity going on. Recent research has shown that 70% of companies are still not fully compliant and are yet to get their heads around what’s expected of them.
A new study by office equipment company Fellowes found that 17% of employees still haven’t been provided with new data protection guidance, and one in ten don’t know who in their organisation is responsible for the GDPR. A further 33% admitted to regularly leaving confidential data unattended!
GDPR: let’s look at a few questions…
Whilst admittedly this month’s guide can’t cover everything, it does go through the following (with straightforward, easy to digest answers):
- What is it?
- Why was it introduced?
- When did it come into effect?
- What about Brexit?
- What’s the difference between a data controller and a data processor?
- So, am I a controller or a processor?!
- How am I supposed to process data under the new regulation?
- How am I supposed to obtain consent for all this?
… and, the list of questions (that have been answered in the guide) goes on…
But, most importantly, there is one the final question: what can you do to help me? Well, we can make sure that from a technology point of view, you’re fully up-to-date and protected.
That means making sure your data is safe and accounted for at all times. And you don’t have to worry if someone in your business makes a small mistake, such as leaving a laptop on a train!
Essentially – we will give you peace of mind about the security of your data under GDPR.
So, it’s time to get your head out of that sand and look at the light again!
If you’d like to discuss the above in more detail, or have any other IT related questions, please feel free to give us a call on 020 72 41 22 55 or fill out our contact form and we’ll quickly get back to you.