The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is scheduled to come into force in the UK in May of this year. It will replace the Data Protection Act and represents a significant upgrade in the rights that exist to protect personal and sensitive data. However, survey data from late 2017 shows that just over half of UK small businesses are still unaware of the GDPR and the business changes required for compliance.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a hot topic in the IT world right now, particularly with respect to the impact poor security could have on compliance. Recent research by IT security firm Varonis found that 60% of EU cyber security specialists have concerns about the changes to data protection that will be required in May next year. Many of these concerns revolve around whether there is a readiness gap in terms of the situation now vs. the higher standards of data handling and security that are likely to be required.
Do you need additional staff to help with the back-to-work push for upcoming projects in the New Year?
You might be currently up to your neck in Christmas deadlines and festive schedules but what happens after that? For many businesses, the January back-to-work push can be a time of great stress, particularly if you don’t have the resources in place to help you deal with it. If this sounds all too familiar from years gone by then 2018 might be the year that working with an outsourced partner can turn your New Year projects around.