How can you make sure your business is GDPR ready?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May this year. It heralds a new era for data protection and, despite Britain’s imminent exit from the EU, compliance is still going to be necessary. The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will be responsible for enforcing the penalties in the GDPR if its requirements are not complied with – among them a fine of €20 million or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is greater. The ICO has suggested a checklist of action points for businesses looking to ensure compliance, which includes: