Cloud Business is pleased to announce the launch of our new GDPR Compliance Platform powered by eSpyder.
Last month we 'celebrated' the anniversary of GDPR legislation becoming legally enforceable. 2 years on, a lot has happened. Some of which, as our guest blogger Tim Dunn explains below, may have distracted some organisations from gaining real visibility over their sensitive data and PII.
A key component of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the ‘Right of Access’. This is your right, and mine, to obtain a copy of all personal data a company or organisation processes and stores.
Rapid deployment of remote working to address the Covid-19 crisis has resulted in many B2C businesses failing to meet their own GDPR policies and data protection practices. While the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has stated that it “won’t penalise organisations that we know need to prioritise other areas or adapt their usual approach during this extraordinary period” this extension won’t last forever. Companies need to ensure they know what data they hold and where it resides, on premise and remotely, the pandemic is not an excuse for non-compliance.