Legacy software and the GDPR
As technology advances, so too must your business software. With rapid changes in regulations, devices and processes it is important that your business stays ahead of the rest and adapts to suit the challenges of today’s technological world.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, affects all businesses, big and small, that hold information on EU citizens. This policy aims to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. This will affects all businesses offering any kind of service to or holding any information on EU citizens, despite Brexit.
How does the GDPR affect business?
This regulation is much stricter than the UK Data Protection Act of 1998, and failure to comply will be met with far more severe fines. The fines are tiered, with a maximum of $20 million or 4% of annual turnover (whichever is greater) imposed for infringements such as processing data without adequate customer consent.
For all personal information being used, consent must be explicitly given, rather than simply failing to opt out. Any information gathered previously without meeting the new standards legally can no longer be used.
Moreover, all customers have the ‘right to be forgotten’, the right to remove their consent to your storing or using their personal data and request it be deleted.
Any instances of the loss or theft of data must be reported to the National Data Protection Authority, in the UK that is the Information Commissioner’s Office, within 72 hours.
What we can do to help
If you choose to nurture you IT system with us we can guarantee all your data will be in line with the GDPR. With us, there is no need to worry about your valuable customer data as we can keep it protected, all the while maintaining your system so it runs at it’s very best and never holds you back.
We get to know the intricacies of your business software and ensure that all your data is kept to the regulation and completely secure. We are able to find issues that may have been forgotten or overlooked over time, especially as data storage practises and system implementations change rapidly. As we get to know your data we can find these issues and correct them so it is kept to the best standards and practises.
With us, there is no need to worry about your data or legacy software. We are experts in our field with the skills and knowledge to secure your data so you don’t have too. We are always available at the end of the phone if you ever need support and you can breathe easy knowing that your business software is in good hands.
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