The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the result of four years of work by the EU to bring data protection legislation into line with new, previously unforeseen ways that data is now used.
Currently, the UK relies on the Data Protection Act 1998, which was enacted following the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive, but this will be superseded by the new legislation. It introduces tougher fines for non-compliance and breaches, and gives people more say over what companies can do with their data. It also makes data protection rules more or less identical throughout the EU.
The current legislation was enacted before the internet and cloud technology created new ways of exploiting data, and the GDPR seeks to address that. By strengthening data protection legislation and introducing tougher enforcement measures, the EU hopes to improve trust in the emerging digital economy.
Companies could be fined heavily under GDPR regulations if they fail to provide adequate IT security to protect personal data.
(Source of information itpro.co.uk)
SD Marine Ltd are happy to inform it’s customers that the company where our customer database is stored has recently complied with the new legislation:
“One of the objectives of [our] recent CRM maintenance period was to cut it across to servers that are GDPR compliant. This was completed on schedule, and the CRM is functioning fully on the new servers, with dramatically reduced load times on all pages.”