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Businesses warned to prepare for data protection law change

Makbool Javaid

Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham warned businesses there’s no time to delay in preparing for GDPR, “the biggest change to data protection law for a generation”. Speaking in a video addressing boardrooms, Ms Denham called on businesses to see the commercial benefits of sound data protection, and act now to ensure they’re compliant by 25 May 2018. To coincide with the Commissioner’s video, an updated data protection toolkit for SMEs went live on the ICO website, including a new element focussed on getting ready for GDPR. The checklist can help organisations assess their progress in preparing for GDPR. In addition, the 12 steps to take to prepare for GDPR is relaunched, with updated guidance and increased focus on the need to act now to prepare for May 2018.

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