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Infographic: UK firms not aware of EU data obligations
Almost one-half of UK firms still unaware of their obligations under the new EU data protection laws.
In 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. Enterprises will need to make sure they are able to delete all of a consumer’s (including service user, beneficiary or non-paying customer) personal data quickly and completely from their systems on request.
There will also be mandatory reporting of serious data breaches and organisations will be expected to know what data might have been affected – within 24 hours if possible.
Enterprises breaking the regulation are liable to large fines of up to four per cent of turnover.