Tips for smaller firms on how to apply GDPR

By Patrick O’Kane, lawyer, data protection officer and author of the book GDPR: fix it fast

It has been said that more data is created every two days than was created from the dawn of civilisation until 2003.  We are awash with data. However, there is a new regulation coming into force on 25th May that changes the rules in relation to personal data.   The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) has been described as the most important regulation for a generation. The maximum fine for breaching GDPR is 4% of annual turnover or €20 million for smaller companies. The new rules will apply in the UK regardless of Brexit.

Here are five compelling reasons why SMEs urgently need to align their processes with GDPR

Point #1