IT Governance urges UK-based organisations to comply with the GDPR to stay within the law


IT Governance, the leading provider of cyber security and data protection expertise, is urging UK-based organisations to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
This comes in response to confirmation from the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley MP, that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK.
Furthermore, the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has stated that the GDPR’s applicability to the UK is “good news”, and said: “One of the key drivers for data protection change is the importance and continuing evolution of the digital economy in the UK and around the world. That is why both the ICO and UK government have pushed for reform of the EU law for several years.”
Alan Calder, the founder and chief executive of IT Governance, said: “With the government confirming the GDPR will apply to the UK, organisations need to prioritise GDPR compliance to avoid the possible fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover , and the threat of lawsuit from aggrieved data subjects.
“Boards should be concerned about these risks, put GDPR compliance at the top of their agendas and push for adequate technical, administrative and operational security measures in line with the GDPR requirements,” Alan Calder continued.
The GDPR is due to become law in less than 18 months, and organisations around the world that collect and process data on European residents will need to comply with the Regulation.
IT Governance supports compliance with the GDPR through classroom, Live Online and distance learning training courses, and also provides books, documentation templates and consultancy services.
People involved in compliance projects are encouraged to get a comprehensive understanding of the EU GDPR with IT Governance’s EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – An Implementation and Compliance Guide.
IT Governance’s Certified EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Foundation and Practitioner training courses can help delegates get a basic understanding of the Regulation and/or fulfil the role of data protection officer (DPO).
To find out how IT Governance can help your organisation comply with the EU GDPR, please visit the website, email or call +44 (0)845 070 1750.
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