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GDPR Board Briefing

A board briefing with Alan Calder: What the GDPR means for your business in the UK

The introduction of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) heralds the most significant change to data protection law in the EU, and globally, in recent years.

Strict and unyielding

The Regulation has been described as strict and unyielding, and sets ‘dissuasive’ penalties for non-compliance to encourage organisations worldwide to take the privacy of European residents’ data seriously.

The new law, due to be enforced from 25 May 2018, sets out a number of tough new measures that will require a significant rehash of existing policies and procedures for most organisations. Fines for non-compliance have been set at a maximum of €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover – whichever is the greater amount.

In this short video, information security expert Alan Calder, the executive chairman and CEO of IT Governance, provides a concise outline of what companies can expect from the Regulation, and explains a few practical steps for boards to consider to ensure compliance.



How IT Governance can help

IT Governance has wide-ranging data protection expertise to help organisations adequately prepare for the GDPR. Our specialist and experienced privacy consultancy team are available to assist you with initial readiness assessments, gap analyses and data protection audits.

We have a comprehensive product suite dedicated to helping organisations comply with the GDPR, including:

Contact us today to discuss your compliance requirements with us by emailing or calling +44 (0)845 070 1750.