Your priority now is to carry out an audit of all the IT systems you use to handle the personal data of individuals in order to begin complying to the GDPR regulations. From your internal CRM to your HR system to your email marketing software, all of it needs to be assessed for GDPR compliance.
We can carry out this audit for you. The advantages of using Hero IT Support to assess your exisiting systems are
• We’re experts in IT systems with 10+ years of experience of encryption and data systems
• We also advise on business technology, meaning we can suggest and implement the right solutions for your business, ensuring your processes are end-to end compliant with minimal disruption
Non-compliance can end up in big fines, and ignorance is no excuse as the ICO regulations have been circulating for some time.
Your responsibilities and encryption
Data security principles
GDPR laws have set out data security principles including fairness, lawfulness, and transparency; purpose limitation; data minimisation; data quality; security, integrity and confidentiality.
You must ensure that personal data is processed in a manner that ensures its security, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage. This mens cyber attacks, malware, disasters or lost devices, amongst a host of other scenarios.
Encryption helps protect personal data alongside:
- Ongoing confidentiality, integrity, availability and resilience of processing personal data
- Regularly testing, assessing and evaluating effectiveness of personal data security measures
We already encrypt all of our customers’ data in case of attacks. We have over 11 years of experience in encryption, so if your business needs help with encryption, GDPR, or both, contact us today.
GDPR is not just a box to tick
GDPR isn’t going away. It’s not a box to tick at the end of your IT systems planning. It is an integral process that should be engrained deeply into your organisation’s systems, culture and business processes.
I’m Ragnar, Director of Hero IT Support. I’m an expert in data compliance. I am passionate about business technology and choosing the right solutions for the right purposes, without duplication of effort or unneccessary cost/disruption. Data security should be built into your processes and products from the offset.
GDPR is big news, but can be broken down into smaller, bitesize chunks with the right advice and the right strategy in place. If you need help in making sense of exactly how GDPR will affect you, let’s have a chat.
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