Monday February 24, 2020

Firms start to heed wake-up calls on GDPR

As the May deadline approaches, Irish businesses are finally galvanising themselves to meet the shock of the new regulation

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

7th January, 2018
Mike Ross, commercial director at Wizuda Picture: Fergal Phillips

The clock is ticking for Irish businesses ahead of the general data protection regulation (GDPR) coming into force.

On May 25, the EU regulation, which will have a significant impact on how firms store and collect customer data, comes into force and Irish businesses are under pressure to ensure they are compliant.

The headline fines, of €20 million or 4 per cent of global turnover (whichever is greater), have been hammered home, but companies need to...

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