Emily Barrett

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

In May 2018, the new EU General Data Protection Regulation will apply.

Image result for gdprThe GDPR will be introduced to protect the personal data of residents within the EU, meaning that all organisations will need to have certain systems and processes in place.

If companies face legal action over mistreating personal data, they can face fines of up to 20 million Euros or 4% of global turnover.

Brexit will not exempt companies who operate in the UK only, either – it is likely that the GDPR will apply before we even leave the EU.

 

SMEs – Cyber Security

It’s hard to keep up with the cyber criminals and threats, so organisations must do more to protect themselves.

Image result for cyber securityUp to 74% of SMEs suffered a cyber security breach in 2015. The attacks on businesses include; phishing, malware viruses and ransomware. These attacks are on the rise, and could stop businesses from accessing their own data or leave them vulnerable to valuable data being stolen.

It’s important to remember that up to 10% of security breaches are caused internally therefore, it is crucial that all staff should be made aware of the potential threats.

To speak with one of our experts about cyber security, please contact us on: 020 8249 7000