New Data Protection Laws

Published / Last Updated on 13/07/2017

Data ProtectionNew Data Protection Laws.

We have been asked a few times why we, and indeed many other websites, have increased security procedures when logging in.

Whilst you will have seen headlines of the NHS and House of Parliament being hacked with ‘ransom ware’ prompting security reviews, you are probably not aware of the forthcoming EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that starts in May 2018.

The new regulations will mean that businesses can be fined up to the higher of 4% of global turnover or €20m for just one major security breach with client personal data being compromised.

It is time to be serious as these regulations, which to be fair, many are already covered in the UK Data Protection Act, make businesses fully liable and accountable for their client data records.

As with any regulation, it is down to the business to demonstrate that data protection forms a cornerstone of their business model.

To demonstrate this, each business should have:

  • Documented procedures for data protection
  • Regular reviews and updates of the same
  • Should report any possible breach within 3 days i.e. 72 hours of finding the breach.

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Now you know why we have updated our security and login procedures.


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