Why it's vital to safeguard data

The General Data Protection Regulation is a new European directive designed to improve and unify the way that organisations operating across the EU collect, handle, process and store personal data such as HR records and customer lists.

Set for enforcement from May 2018, the GDPR supersedes the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK to expand the requirements of storing personal data, improve information governance and impose more stringent sanctions on organisations that suffer a cyber security breach.

The UK government has confirmed that the regulation will still apply to all UK organisations despite Brexit.

Avoid a fine of €20 million or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greater)
The maximum GDPR penalty for a cyber security breach.