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Are you ready for General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) in 2018?

Paul Foster

Posted by: Paul Foster

GDPR is undoubtedly strict, but not impossible and the fines for failure are large!

So, what is changing?

Fines for non-compliance are increasing significantly and will will reach an upper limit of €20 million or 4% or annual global turnover – whichever is higher.

For example, the fine for TalkTalk’s data breach would have been €20m under GDPR legislation instead of the £400,000 they were fined. The threat of insolvency or even closure as a result of GDPR penalties will soon be very real.

Are you ready? Because in less than 12-months you will need to comply with GDPR.

  • How secure is your data?
  • Legacy security systems just won’t cut it anymore.
  • Are you able act within hours or days of a data breach occurring?

Brexit makes no difference, as the legislation covers any companies worldwide who are trading in the EU and so the UK must adopt the same standards.

How do you plan on managing this, because if it’s in-house (you must have deep pockets) then you will need to increase your budgets to do things properly. Finding and retaining the right employees is also going to be extremely challenging.

Given the complexity of modern networks, managing this in-house will be very difficult and extremely expensive. So you need a managed service.

Doing nothing isn’t an option. Please contact me Paul Foster or call me on 01908 048806 to discuss your options.

04 Jul 2017

DCP161 – Excess Capacity Charges

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Filed under: Energy
29 Jun 2017

Energy Update for 29th June 2017

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Filed under: Energy Updates
13 Jun 2017

Energy Update for 13th June 2017

Last week, quite a few interesting things were happening in the markets. However, by the end of the week, prices turned out around about the same level that they started at. At the start of the week prices were ticking Read on →

Filed under: Energy Updates
01 Jun 2017

Are All Your Office 365 Users Delighted?

Organisations are increasingly migrating to cloud-based applications. The growth in adoption of Office 365, for example, has been rapid with over 100 million active commercial customers world-wide since launch in 2011. However, its performance comes with a set of challenges. Read on →

Filed under: Telecoms
31 May 2017

Energy Update for 31st May 2017

A mixed picture of energy prices this week. In general, prices up, though a little bit of uncertainty in the short term. Last week saw a fair degree of volatility in the short term price. Firstly, the warm weather helped Read on →

Filed under: Energy Updates
23 May 2017

Energy Update for 23rd May 2017

Last week, we saw prices increase fairly consistently for the first time in about a month. This was driven in the short term by outages in Norway which reduced imports into the UK and kept the gas system short and Read on →

Filed under: Energy Updates
10 May 2017

Auditel showcase their 17th Supplier Exhibition

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Filed under: Auditel News