Like it or loathe it, these new regulations have certainly moved many customers to invest in data compliancy, in varying degrees. When a company like Google hits the headlines with a massive fine for non-compliance, many customers will naturally ask themselves if they are on track, safe or still legal… has the elephant in the room got a seat at the table?
You don’t need us, to tell you, that GDPR is massively over-hyped! But does it have any real and lasting impact, on the way our customers buy IT solutions and services. I've asked our GDPR Practitioners, here at Marathon, to take another look at the legacy issues your customers will be facing. The feedback was very interesting; GDPR can open doors to projects and budgets that have been heavily guarded – until now!
The GDPR opportunity for stronger Security
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.