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What do the new data protection laws mean for IT leaders?

by Will Astbury 26 June 2017

On 21 June 2017, The Queen confirmed the plans for the new data protection laws in her Speech at the State Opening of Parliament.

The proposed update to the Data Protection Act, dubbed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will give young people the right to demand that social networks delete any personal data they shared before they were aged 18-years-old.

It intends to empower people to have more control over their personal data whilst still allowing the quick transfer of information between UK police and government and international partners.

But what do the new data protection laws mean for IT leaders?

Topics: EU General Data Protection Regulation,, data protection, information security

What does EU General Data Protection Regulation mean for businesses?

by Will Astbury 20 March 2017

Much has been said be about the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes to the data protection act.

Uncertainty is rife among businesses about how this legislation will affect them in the short term, after it comes into force on 25 May 2018, and in the long term, after Britain leaves the EU.

In this article, we have tried to answer some FAQs about GDPR.

Topics: EU General Data Protection Regulation,, data