I was recently interviewed about the upcoming data protection changes for an article in the Liverpool City Region Business Post monthly publication. Business reporter, Mark Thomas took our conversation to help pick his way through the latest GDPR legislation and how it will affect business across region.
In his introduction, he points out that as “from April Fool’s Day 2018, we will have just 37 business days left to prepare for the biggest revolution in data protection and privacy laws to hit Europe in 20 years. It affects ALL businesses that handle personal data, large and small. And if your business has not already made significant inroads by now in preparing for the launch of the General Data Protection Regulation on May 25, then the fool may very well be you“.
I point out that “It is in the same ballpark as Health and Safety legislation. It does seem like a real pain for business people, but you can’t think of it purely as an inconvenience. You have to look at it from the point of view of you as a punter first rather than you as a business owner. How would you feel if your own data was compromised?”
Mark states that “A good starting point towards GDPR compliance is to check out the advice on the ICO’s own website. If nothing else, this will open your eyes to just how complex a task businesses face. You may well then need to call in the advice of expert consultants like Kevin on the digital side, and may also need to seek legal advice, though the services of experts in both areas are likely to be at a premium as pressure mounts in the final countdown to May 25.
View/download the full article as a PDF here or ask for a free initial consultation with me via the Merseyside Digital GDPR enquiry form here or check for any upcoming GDPR workshops or seminars here
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