Are you GDPR Compliant?

Are you GDPR Compliant?

in IT & Document Solutions December 5, 2017

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation that requires businesses of all sizes to protect the personal data and privacy of their clients. Non-compliance could cost you a fine, or worse, so we’ve put together a quick guide to help you make sure your business is compliant.

What: The new regulations dictate what data a company can collect, how it can collect it, how it must store it, how long it can store it for, and how it must be transferred, transported and deleted.

When: Companies must be able to show compliance by 25th May.

Who: All companies with more than 250 employees, and those with fewer than 250 employees who process customer data.

What: Privacy data covered by the GDPR includes:
  • Basic identity information such as name, address and ID numbers
  • Web data such as location, IP address, cookie data and RFID tags
  • Racial or ethnic data
  • Political opinions and more.
Where: All companies in the EU, or with customers in the EU.

Penalties: The GDPR allows for steep penalties of 4% of annual turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher. Each case will be assessed individually.

If you are concerned about this, you’re not alone. Latest figures show 85% of companies to be concerned about the implications of the new laws. Active Office will be holding workshops for our customers in 2018 to help make sure they are all compliant in plenty of time – follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date.

If you’d like to find out more, you can view the full whitepaper from the EU Parliament online, or get in touch with our IT team for an audit of your internal systems today.