With some high profile losses of data in recent years, it should come as no surprise that businesses would be subject to more stringent data protection regulations that reflect the internet based world we operate in.
Changes come into force on the 25th of May which will change the way we process and handle personal data and how we contact our customers. Its fair to say that most businesses will handle sort of personal data.
It’s absolutely vital that if you handle personal data, e.g. financial records, medical records, customer data, employee data, supplier data or even if you send out a marketing Email that you familiarise yourself with it and act before it’s too late. There’s a really useful checklist on the attached link:
Every business should check if it is handling any sort of personal data and make sure it takes the necessary action.