The General Data Protection Regulation has been described as the most significant overhaul in data protection in a generation.

Statistics suggest that the majority of organisations are still not prepared despite the prospect of irreparable reputational damage and being fined €20m or four per cent of worldwide annual turnover if they do not comply.

There’s no cure-all for GDPR compliance, according to Edward Whittingham, managing director of The Business Fraud Prevention Partnership, which provides companies with online security awareness training.

“There’s no silver bullet. Vendors and consultants will try and sell you something to ‘cure all your woes’ – and it won’t,” he says.

“It’s a project management piece; take on board that it’s going to take a bit of time and you are going to have to allocate time and resources to it.”

Whittingham was speaking at our  ‘GDPR – are you ready?’ event, which was sponsored by law firm Weightmans and HR software firm Cascade. Throughout March we are placing a focus upon GDPR: read more expert advice here.

Cloud hosting firm UKFast is providing free GDPR pocket guides containing valuable resources and guides from industry experts to help support businesses. Request your free copy here.

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