People, not process – your worst nightmare
We may be leaving the EU, but some EU law – with significant consequences for the IT community – will carry on. One such is the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We signed up to it before the referendum, agreed to persist with it after and, if businesses wish to continue to process data belonging to EU firms, as well as avoid some potentially eye-watering fines, they need to be compliant with the GDPR no later than May 2018.
And yet a March survey of IT decision makers in UK companies by information management firm Crown Records Management found an extraordinary 44 per cent believe GDPR will not apply to UK business after Brexit.
Twenty-four per cent are no longer preparing for it, while some 4 per cent have not even begun to prepare.
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