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Data protection: Not just about personal data and compliance

Source: ComputerWeekly

Despite the focus on data protection, many organisations are still leaving their data wide open for attack through the digital equivalent of leaving the front door open and the windows unlocked from a hacker perspective. Fortunately, the need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25 May 2018 and planned UK legislation designed to align perfectly with the GDPR is likely to drive most companies handling EU citizens’ data to reassess their data protection capabilities, particularly in relation to personal data. However, the need for every business to pay attention to data protection is underlined by the fact that data breaches have been shown to have a direct correlation to falls in share prices, sometimes wiping off tens of millions from the market value. Data protection is not only important from a compliance and business value protection point of view,…

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