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Find out about the new EU data protection legislation and how it affects your organisation

Posted on Jul 21, 2016
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Find out about the new EU data protection legislation and how it affects your organisation

The new EU data protection legislation was finally agreed at the beginning of 2016. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new framework that will come in to force in May 2018. It is going to be the biggest change and development in data protection law for the last 20 years, leading to a higher level and better harmonization of data protection across the EU. The new regulation will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services within EU.

As the new legislation will apply to all types and sizes of businesses, it is important to make sure that your organisation is prepared and has in place all processes and procedures to comply with the GDPR before May 2016. Once the agreement comes into force there will be sanctions and significant fines for all non-compliant data processors and controllers.

The GDPR introduces new obligations in regards to accountability, data protection by design, data subject consent, role of data processors, right to erasure, international data transfers and breach notification. As many of the new processes and standards will take time to implement and fully integrate with other parts of the business, many organisations are already reviewing their current procedures and moving to compliance.

Many companies spend a lot on security but do not have any procedures in place when it comes to data destruction. The Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) is an important part of the new framework that requires data controllers to not only erase requested data, but also to have a proof of this erasure. Data disposed of insecurely will not only result in fines and penalties as previously mentioned, but can lead to data theft, fraud and loss of credibility. When choosing your data disposal service provider you want to make sure that they have the correct systems and processes in place and can provide you with an audit trail and certification to proof that the work has been completed securely.

NCE provides a full range of Data Destruction Services to meet our customers’ requirements and help them to comply with the new regulations. There are a number of options available depending on the type of data and the customers’ personal needs, all of them delivered to the highest standards. We provide both off-site and secure mobile on-site data wiping & shredding, where all media types can be physically destroyed, alternatively we can also remove your data while leaving the media ready to be used again.

For more information on NCE Data Destruction services go to www.nceeurope.com/data-destruction.com


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