ICO says no time to delay in preparing for GDPR

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On Thursday, with just one year to go, the Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham produced a video addressing boardrooms about the need to prepare for “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”. She urged businesses to see the commercial benefits of data protection compliance and to act now to ensure they’re compliant by 25 May 2018, commenting,

“If your organisation can’t demonstrate that good data protection is a cornerstone of your business policy and practices, you’re leaving your organisation open to enforcement action that can damage both public reputation and bank balance. But there’s a carrot here as well as a stick: get data protection right, and you can see a real business benefit.”

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