With GDPR now upon us (and the world still working pretty much as it did beforehand) we wanted to share with you some snippets of information that we found useful with regards to the GDPR, plus depict again some great cyber security basics (as the basics are the most important!).
The UK’s regulatory body with regards to the GDPR is the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office). They are the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
In essence if you have any general GDPR concerns and queries these guys are who to contact.
Contacting a third party consultant regarding the GDPR would be necessary when you have specific business and industry related queries and implementation requirements for either the necessary business processes or cyber security aspect.
As eluded to just above, there are two main areas to the GDPR; the business processes side (i.e. auditable processes carried out in the organisation when a right to be forgotten is invoked or a data breach occurs) and the cyber security side (disaster recovery, anti-malware software, securing your routers, servers and databases, encryption etc.).
ICO’s GDPR for small organisations: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/business/
ICO’s data protection self-assessment: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/resources-and-support/data-protection-self-assessment/
ICO’s registration and fee payment self-assessment. Under the new regulations, from 25 May 2018, the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018 requires every organisation or sole trader who processes personal information to pay a data protection fee to the ICO, unless they are exempt: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-fee/
Octavian IT GDPR Infographic: https://www.octaviangr.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/GDPR.pdf
Should you have any queries relating to GDPR we have multiple ways of assisting you, so do let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cyber Security Basics
We won’t rattle on here for too long but our info graphic here for “Cyber Security Nets” sums it up pretty well. Concentrate on these basics as a great starting point and think of cyber security as a number of “nets”. No solution in and of itself can be 100% comprehensive or protect you from all threats. You must lay as many cyber security protective nets as feasibly possible over your network/organisation or IT estate.
Octavian IT, GDPR and Privacy
Please see the link below for our own standing on the GDPR and privacy.