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Businesses warned to continue with data protection regulation prep work

Businesses are being warned not to cancel preparations for the incoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), regardless of the UK having begun the process of withdrawing from the European Union

A survey of 408 IT decision makers, conducted by Crown Records Management, found that a quarter of respondents have cancelled preparations for the legislation, due to come into force in May 2018.

Four per cent of respondents said that they had not begun any preparatory work, while nearly half (44 per cent) said that they thought the regulation will not apply to UK business after the UK has left the EU.

The regulation is designed to harmonise data protection regulation, providing individuals with more control over their personal data.

John Culkin, director of information management at Crown Records Management, said that cancelling preparations is a big concern.

He said: “This regulation is going to affect them all in one way or another.

See further comments from John Culkin in the full article here

By Simon Allen

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