GDPR tips: How to ensure compliance with GDPR

Nine things to do ensure you're ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it takes effect on 25 may 2018

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There are only 100 days to go before the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. 

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham describes GDPR as "the biggest change to data protection law for a generation". Breaches of the complex regulation could result in a fine of up to €20 million or four percent of global turnover, but most organisations still have much work to do as the deadline day approaches.

Only 38 percent of businesses have even heard of GDPR, according to government research. Of those that are aware of the regulation, just over a quarter have made changes to their operations in response to the new requirements.

There isn't time to panic but there could be just enough left to prepare. Follow these tips to ensure your organisation is ready ahead of the GDPR implementation date.

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