“I often get asked by businesses if they can wait until after the GDPR enforcement date, 25 May 2018, to consider their GDPR obligations. My response - ‘would you wait until the day after an exam to start your revision?’
GDPR is already in force in the UK. We are currently in a two year grace period which Government has given to allow organisations to ready themselves for the incoming regulations. It is expected that when the regulations are enforced on 25 May 2018, your organisation will be compliant.
There are two key actions I would recommend for any business beginning their compliance journey:
- Perform a GDPR gap analysis - analyse how your business measures up to GDPR requirements and what work needs to be done to bring your data protection activities up to speed
- Train 100% of your employees in data protection - the ICO mandates that all staff are regularly trained in data protection. Not only will training ensure you meet this regulatory requirement but the knowledge your staff will acquire will play a major part in protecting your organisation against a data breach.
To find out more about the Briefed portfolio of services, including gap analysis and training, please visit briefed.pro/gdprservices”.