Top Tips for EU data se­cu­rity leg­is­la­tion

Top tips for en­sur­ing com­pli­ance in 2015

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Ma­jor changes to EU data se­cu­rity leg­is­la­tion are com­ing. Yet, de­spite the threat of heav­ily in­creased fines, many are at risk of be­ing un­pre­pared for when the leg­is­la­tion hits. Busi­nesses deemed to be in vi­o­la­tion of the Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Leg­is­la­tion ( GDPR) could face fines of up to € 100m (£ 780,000 or US$ 1,218,895) or five per­cent of their an­nual world­wide turnover. Here’s a quick look at what can be done now, by both com­pa­nies and their cloud ser­vice providers, in readi­ness for com­pli­ance with the new laws.

An im­por­tant amend­ment aims to stan­dard­ise data se­cu­rity reg­u­la­tions across all 28 EU mem­ber states. Once the law has passed, data breaches must be re­ported to re­gional of­fi­cers ~ within 24 hours ~ and or­gan­i­sa­tions will be sub­ject to au­dits to en­sure that they are in­deed, com­pli­ant. Those or­gan­i­sa­tions with more than 250 em­ploy­ees are likely to be re­quired to ap­point a ded­i­cated Data Pro­tec­tion Of­fi­cer. Neil Cross is the man­ag­ing di­rec­tor at

Ad­vanced 365, a company that pro­vides IT man­aged ser­vices in­clud­ing se­cu­rity and data man­age­ment. It has been work­ing to build a com­pli­ant en­vi­ron­ment to support the new reg­u­la­tions ever since the frame­work for it emerged. Cross of­fers that the new rules also usher in an op­por­tu­nity to take stock of ex­ist­ing data and look at how this can fur­ther drive business in­tel­li­gence. But, he also warns: “For many busi­nesses, out­sourc­ing data host­ing will be the most prac­ti­cal and cost­ef­fec­tive means of achiev­ing com­pli­ance, how­ever, CIOs and their teams must en­sure that po­ten­tial sup­pli­ers are them­selves fully com­pli­ant with the new reg­u­la­tions. Or­gan­i­sa­tions which suf­fer data breaches caused by neg­li­gent cloud ser­vice providers will share li­a­bil­ity with them. Due dili­gence has never been so im­por­tant.”

Busi­nesses deemed to be in vi­o­la­tion of the GDPR could face fines of up to € 100m

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