28 January 2015

Data Protection and Privacy Day

Prepare now for what’s ahead

EU lawmakers are struggling to agree data protection and privacy rules for the collection, use and retention of data. But a climate of debate and uncertainty shouldn’t discourage you from making plans now to avoid future legal and regulatory problems. Data Protection and Privacy Day is the ideal time to reconsider your approach to data privacy and determine how information, regardless of its format, is securely stored.

Build a foundation for data management

Consistency is the key to robust data protection. Organisations that take a responsible and transparent approach to using and retaining data will gain the respect of their employees and their customers. A data breach can destroy a business. Data policies that are shared and fully understood can save it. By understanding proposed changes to data legislation and preparing for their impact, organisations can equip themselves for the future. Waiting for data protection laws to be finalised could leave your business exposed to risk.

Our paper, Data Protection and Privacy Day – an opportunity to plan and manage the impact of legal change will give you an overview of the proposed European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and insight into what it could mean for your organisation and your customers.

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To find our more about how businesses manage information risk, download Iron Mountain and PwC’s recent research paper, The gap between commitment and action in information management