IG Smart recently conducted some simple Google Analytics research to discover what the most commonly asked questions about data protection are.
Here are the top 4 questions that people are asking…
Interestingly, our research also revealed that more people are asking (Google) about data protection than ever before.
Why the increase in interest in data protection?
Our guess that this is because:
The following brief and simple guide will answer each of the 4 questions above, and point you in the right direction for further guidance, which can help you to prepare for the far-reaching impact of GDPR.
1. What is data protection?
Data protection is about ensuring that all confidential and sensitive personal data within your possession (whether you own it or not) is used lawfully and securely.
In simplified terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) this means you must:
2. Why is data protection important?
There are lots of reasons why data protection is important. However, to get quickly to the point, we think that the following three reasons will probably jump out at you the most:
3. What is a eu directive?
An EU Directive is essentially an EU law which is indirectly (i.e. each member state has the power to interpret directives into their own national legislation) imposed on all EU Member States.
Fast facts about EU & UK data protection law
4. Where can I find information on data protection?
The best place to find up to the minute information about UK data protection law is on the ICO’s website. The ICO produces lots of useful free guidance and training materials. What the ICO does not do however (at least in most cases), is drill down into industry specific detail.
Be the first to know about GDPR changes and guidance materials by keeping an eye on the European Justice Commission website.
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