Data Security & GDPR Compliency
Ensuring you are compliant with regulations
Data security starts with a strong password. This step can ensure your security on an individual basis at a basic level. On a more advanced level you can ensure data security, especially data that is stored in the cloud by implementing a strong firewall, encrypting data, having multiple http's, installing anti-virus and monitoring systems at all times.
Ensuring Data Security
It is important to ensure your customers safety when they are communicating with your company through your website, whether this be a general enquiry message or a payment.
Look out for the padlock on your web browser. If the padlock is not present then your website is not secure, therefore any data stored on the website or data moving through the website is not safe.
Data stored on your company premises or through a third party such as a cloud environment must also have the highest level of security. If you do not have an in house IT department to assist you with securing your company data please get in touch and we will walk you through basic procedures you must adhere to as well as seeing if we can provide you with the assistance you need.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. GDPR compliancy was restructured in May 2018 and every business must ensure they are complying to the new regulations. If you think that you are not GDPR ready enquire today with your questions and we will see what we can do to assist you.
Things to consider
Cleanse your database - by now you should have contacted all contacts held on your database asking them to confirm receiving communications from yourself. If the customer wants to stop communications or if they did not respond, their data should have been removed.
For all existing entities on your database, you must include the means of consent and record as much evidence as you feel is required to back this consent up, should they choose to prosecute.
To contact any new entity you now must implement a system to allow you to record all communications for your safety and the customers.
If you are still unsure about your Data Security and GDPR Compliancy, give us a call today to discuss your concerns on 01476 85 11 85
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