The latest blog from the ICO addresses the myth that GDPR is an unnecessary burden on organisations. In the article, Steve Woods, Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the ICO discusses why the new legislation provides opportunities for businesses to build trusted relationships, to sustainably build their use of data and to realise greater value from it.
Recent findings from the ICO’s annual research on privacy and data protection suggest that public trust remains low and those that invest heavily in meeting the requirements of the GDPR stand to gain significant competitive advantage over those that do not take data protection seriously. Furthermore, with many of the principles of the GDPR the same as existing laws, the GDPR should be considered evolution of the data protection legislation, rather than a revolution.
Complimentary Breakfast Briefing - 21st Sept
If you are unsure of the latest developments to the GDPR and the steps you can take to prepare for the changes, why not join us on 21st Sept for a complimentary breakfast briefing in Reading? Click here for more information.
Many of the fundamentals remain the same and have been known about for a long time. Fairness, transparency, accuracy, security, minimisation and respect for the rights of the individual whose data you want to process – these are all things you should already be doing with data and GDPR seeks only to build on those principles.