Six months to GDPR: What to do now to survive and thrive. Setfords cyber law expert writes for V3

Dean Armstrong QC, expert in cyber law and data protection has written for leading technology site V3 on the steps business leaders must take now to ready their organisations for new data protection legislation.

“In the confusion that is Brexit, one thing is certain. Come May 2018 the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will test your organisation like never before. Effective, expert collaboration, led from the top will make the data-protection revolution painless, and even profitable,” says Dean in his article. “With customer data heralded as the ‘new oil’, a precious commodity on which businesses rely to grow and innovate, many are forgetting its volatility. From record fines, reputational fallout and prospective new levels of personal liability, data is precious. That means its protection is the business-critical issue of our time”.

Explaining the the key concepts organisations must consider to ensure GDPR compliance, Dean explains the importance of collaboration across  teams, the impact of strong leadership and the practical steps to take now to prepare for the data protection revolution.

Read Dean’s insight or connect with him at stand D85 the UK Security Expo 29-30 November where he will also feature on the panel of “The Great Cyber Debate – threat or opportunity with the IoT. How to make Smart Cities work.”