Data Protection Laws are set to affect London firms in 2018

Data Protection Laws are set to affect London firms in early 2018. VSL are local security experts and can help you to protect customers data and stay one step ahead with the new data protection laws.

Customers have an increased right with the GDPR law with the following rights for individuals:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right not to be subjected to automated decision making including profiling
  • The right of access to data
  • The right to object data collection
  • The right of rectification
  • The right to erasure of data
  • The right to restrict data processing
  • The right to data portability

Document all Data

In line with GDPR requirements which require you to maintain records of your processing activities.  You should start to document what personal data is held within the business, where it came from and who you plan to share it with. By having this documented, you will also comply with GDPR’s accountability principle which requires London businesses to demonstrate effective policies and procedures in place when it comes to data protection.

Data Breaches

Once GDPR is in place, certain types of data breaches relating to your business must be reported to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). Some businesses, depending on business type will need to report all types of data breaches, so we recommend researching what applies to your specific business type in relation to a data breach.

For example; With GDPR, if the data breach is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals such as discrimination, damage to reputation, financial loss, loss of confidentiality and any other significant economic or social disadvantage, the ICO must be notified within 72 hours. Failure to do so will result in a significant fine.

We supply a range of products to help with the prevention of data breaches, VSL offers Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum data protection packages, please call us today for more information.

VSL have a number of London companies requesting our free security audit. Helping you decipher where you are and what you need to do to become compliant.

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