Companies urged to review GDPR

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Although it has now been one year since GDPR was enforced, it is clear that more must be done to educate businesses on being compliant.

Engage Technology Partners has urged employers to review their contractor and employee compliance and management processes.

The European Data Protection board found that 206,000 GDPR cases have been reported within the first nine months of the legislation, revealing that 95,000 were complaints and 65,000 were data security breach notifications. It was also exposed that fines totalling €56 million were handed out by national data protection agencies across 11 countries.

These figures are released just as a recent Infosecurity Europe 2019 report revealed that 68% of respondents think that organisations have not taken the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seriously and are still not compliant.

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Alex Fraser, Director of Engage Technology Partners, commented on the findings,“As we’re one year on since the introduction of GDPR, companies may be tempted to relax about the regulations, however, the data clearly shows that being negligent can have severe consequences on reputation and bottom line.

“With procedures getting more complex by the day, to really protect your company against GDPR claims, businesses must invest in an automated system that will keep their firm safe and in check. Dated systems, like the manual collection of sensitive information, are exposed to risks such as exploitation or mishandling. An electronic system, however, which manages all information in one place and ensures GDPR compliance will keep all worries away.”

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