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Ensuring compliance. Protecting your business.

From May 2018, new Europe-wide General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will radically alter every businesses’ approach to how they handle people’s information.

The rules add to the significant obligations businesses already have in looking after this sensitive data — held on computers, memory sticks, in the cloud or on paper — about employees, clients, suppliers and other contacts.

And the penalties for getting it wrong are far more punitive than before.

The consequences for breach include fines of up to €20 million, or 4% of global turnover, whatever is higher.

In particular, GDPR —

  • Places a greater onus on businesses to demonstrate they have good data protection governance
  • Tightens the rules on consent
  • Introduces far more detailed rules regarding the use of data processors

Our data protection experts are known for translating the complex legislative language into straightforward, sensible advice that makes a difference to your business.