GDPR comes into effect this month. In fact it’s happening in 2 weeks time, should we all be panicking? We say not.
Back in July 2017 during the Queen’s speech she mentioned that this new law ‘will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data’. Now if you ask us, that doesn’t mean we should all run to our panic stations and update all our policies, but rather we should be considering if this is something that we have been doing all along.
The general rules coming out of the GDPR campaign really say that there shouldn’t be any pre-ticked opt-in boxes and every consumer has the right to be forgotten. If you comply with current law and manage your customer information properly then this new law shouldn’t throw you completely into the darkness.
In our opinion GDPR is just a new phrase that has been used to scaremonger people into changing all of their databases and systems. By outsourcing your document scanning, document storage, document shredding and business storage you also have expert advice about GDPR compliance just a phone call away.
To help with your peace of mind and avoid those panic stations, a document shredding company will ensure that any data protected by the new laws is disposed of in a legal way to avoid those hefty fines. The truth of the matter is, there are lots of companies who will be GDPR compliant and probably have been for several years. Many of our clients are prepared as they have all personal data protected against internal and external threats.
So, whilst GDPR can initially look scary, as long as you have an archival team in place that can help manage your data, there is nothing to panic about.
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