The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply from 25 May 2018, when it supersedes the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Significant and wide-reaching in scope, the new law brings the 21st century to data protection. It expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal data is collected and processed, and places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.
For the first time, monetary sanctions of up to 4% of global annual turnover will apply to breaches of the regulation. So if you store or have used customers’ data, you can protect customers’ and stakeholders’ from the adverse effects of a data breach, and protect your company’s reputation and avoid fines, by disposing of your data-bearing devices securely.