Today is European Data Protection Day and we are urging organisations across Europe to raise awareness internally amongst their staff.
Although data protection regulations vary across Europe, they are all based and built upon the European Data Protection Directive. In the Netherlands, for example, there are a number of laws which companies must comply with, including:
‘Personal data shall not be further processed in a way incompatible with the purposes for which they have been obtained’ and ’responsible party shall implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to secure personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing’.
Consequences of not complying to these rules in the Netherlands are large fines, imprisonment and of course brand and reputational damage.
To avoid these consequences at all costs, you must act now.
Celebrating European Data Protection Day is a great reason to raise awareness within your office. Put up posters, talk directly to your employees, send round emails and book your staff on training courses. Do anything possible to alert everyone that this is serious.
Many organisations across Europe are using the event to raise awareness internally amongst their staff. Staff awareness training is critical to information security and to ISO27001 compliance. No matter how many technical controls are implemented, valuable information is not completely secure, unless the employees are trained in security awareness policies and procedures.
THIS WEEK ONLY we are offering a 10% discount on our Information Security Awareness Bundle!
There is no better time that now to kick-start your data protection and information security awareness campaign. Getting your staff on board is the key to securing your data and protecting your organisation and customer data!