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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

@emmetjryan
7th January, 2018
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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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