GDPR Deadline 25 May 2018

Is Your Business Ready For The GDPR Deadline In May?

If your business hasn’t completed its preparations for the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), it’s time to get a move on. The deadline for compliance is 25th May 2018. With just over two months left to update your policies, processes and data security strategies, you need to make data security and compliance a priority for your business now.

There’s still time to get sorted if you start now, and the Dragon IS team can make it easy, so don’t put it off! A huge number of small businesses are still not prepared for the GDPR, putting them at risk of big fines and data security threats. According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), 90% of small businesses are not ready for the GDPR, and only 8% feel like they’re fully prepared. The FSB reports that 33% of small businesses haven’t even started planning for the GDPR yet, while 35% are still in the early stages of the preparations.

Remember, if you don’t update your policies and processes to comply with the GDPR by the 25th May, your business may face hefty fines (of up to £20 million or 4% of annual turnover). You should be taking the GDPR seriously – the deadline’s looming and you need to be ready!

Still need to prepare for GDPR? Get started now…

If preparing for the GDPR seems like an overwhelming task and you’re worried about being late to the game, your best bet is to ask experts like Dragon IS to help. We’re specialists on the GDPR and data security in general, and we’ll provide your business with clear guidance and expertise to ensure you’re fully prepared by the GDPR deadline. Preparing for the GDPR is also an ideal opportunity to look at your other IT security measures – we can do this too.

We offer three complementary services to make your business more compliant and secure:

GDPR & data security

We’ll help you create up-to-date policies and procedures for collecting and storing personal data. This means developing strategies for managing consent (ensuring that customers are happy about how you’re holding and using their data), policies for identifying which types of data are essential to collect, and security processes for keeping your customers’ data safe.

Find out more about out GDPR and data security services.

Compliance & Microsoft Cloud Services

Dragon IS is a Microsoft Silver Partner and can help you implement the Microsoft Cloud to meet the GDPR requirements. The Microsoft Cloud features built-in controls that are designed to boost security, privacy, compliance and transparency relating to the GDPR.

Find out more about our compliance and Microsoft Cloud services.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials accreditation can help you comply with the GDPR. We’ll help you introduce the basic cyber security controls your business needs to be protected against opportunistic unskilled cyber-attackers – giving you and your customers peace of mind that their personal data is secure.

Find out more about our Cyber Essentials services.

Need help with GDPR?

If your business isn’t fully GDPR compliant, contact us at Dragon IS today.  From GDPR and data security to your Cyber Essentials, our consultants can take care of it all!