In May 2018, a new European privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will take effect.
The GDPR imposes new rules on companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organisations that offer goods and services to customers in the European Union (EU), or that collect and analyse data tied to EU residents. It applies to all UK businesses no matter where they are located and will continue after Brexit.
Customers are increasingly concerned about how companies handle their personal their data and how their privacy is protected online, and the UK has some of the toughest regulations. However, technology has changed rapidly with security paramount and these regulations need to be brought up-to-date to determine how data is processed, shared and stored.
With reportedly only 43% of businesses preparing for the changes, awareness surrounding the importance of the GDPR needs to be increased. Businesses are at risk of facing fines up to €20 million or 4% of their total worldwide turnover for violating its terms.
What GDPR means for your data…
In order to remain compliant and protect the privacy of your customers you’ll need to:
- Maintain stricter controls on where personal data is stored and how it is used.
- Run better data governance tools for improved transparency, record keeping, and reporting.
- Improve data policies in order to provide control to data subjects and ensure lawful processing.
Why not start today with better data and device security? We can provide a flexible solution that won’t break the bank and will offer you and your customers peace of mind!
Mobile Device Management (MDM) is inexpensive and simple to implement, and a great first step into protecting your company’s handsets and devices, ensuring your data, and that of your customers is fully protected from the ever-increasing risk of being compromised.
At Vision, we can offer a fully-managed mobile device management (MDM) solution which includes environment creation, deployment and 24/7 support from only £6 per user, per month or a self-service solution from only £2.05 per user, per month. You can find out more about our range of MDM solutions here »
If you want to learn how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect your business, you can find out more from the gov.uk website here »
Why not give us a call today on 0333 321 4888 to find more about our complete range of mobile device management solutions and how we can help you prepare for the GDPR?