In our current situation with the threat of CoronaVirus and its potential impact on business continuity and productivity, there is a need to think more about what happens if your systems become unavailable for any reason.
No doubt you’ve seen on the news or your favourite social platform that Microsoft officially withdrew support for Windows 7 on tuesday. It has now reached the end of its life.
This means that we can no longer provide critical support for your Windows 7 machines.
What does that mean?
Fines issued over the past twelve months have already totalled €56m. And watchdogs say the European data protection agencies are just warming up. Yes that includes here in the UK.
In the first few months alone, more than 205,000 cases were reported across 31 countries.
And now the data officers have settled into their roles, they’re taking a zero- tolerance approach to breaches.
Oh what a headache. GDPR is finally here. We’ve written a guide to make it easy for you
Most businesses have been putting this off for years.
Putting what off? Implementing the new GDPR data protection laws. It finally comes into play on 25th May.
Like any piece of European legislation, it’s big and complicated and has a lot of pain if you get it wrong.
In May next year, a major data law will come in… and your business needs to get ready now.
It’s called GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – to replace the data protection act.
And the fines for breaking it are huge… up to €20m. Scary.
The main aim of GDPR is to give individuals a greater level of control over their personal data. This means that all companies who hold any customer information will be subject to strict rules.