The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union data protection law. Effective May 25, 2018, GDPR imposes a wide range of requirements on organizations that collect or process personal data.
The main aim of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to support consumer rights. It also sets out to provide clarity for businesses by establishing a single law across the EU that we all must adhere to.
The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) provides a very good 12-point guide to everything you need to consider. We would recommend that you go through this document and then look at the infographic we have below to identify your organisation’s needs.
Although some items are IT related, a large proportion of the compliance regulations are regarding the handling of data and internal processes of the organisation. We recommend all customers seek legal advice.
It may seem like an onerous task to carry out, but once you have digested the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)’s report you will have better clarity regarding what is required of you and your organisation. Certain processes are internal, such as appointing a Data Protection Officer (DPO) or documenting your data flows in the organisation & categorising what is high risk and low risk data. If a breach does occur you will need to demonstrate that you have taken reasonable and sensible steps to prevent it. The ICO want to clamp down on companies that are irresponsible with their customers data.
It may be that you need a penetration test to see how vulnerable your network is; or that you want to put encryption software on all laptops belonging to Director level or above. If the laptop is then lost or stolen no one else can get into the data stored on it, we can wipe it all from a central console remotely.
It might be that you want Two Form Factor authentication on certain desktops; or that you want a staff training portal where you can train all the staff simultaneously and monitor where your vulnerabilities lie. We have numerous solutions that can help you promote a safer and more robust IT environment and help you comply with General Data Protection Regulation.
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At Apex Computing Services, we’ve been growing with our clients year on year and now have a team of over 20 highly professional and experienced technical engineers covering all aspects of IT Support, Cloud Solutions and Network Management.
We’re proud of the service we deliver and of the relationships we build with our clients over the long term. No job is too small or too big for our qualified engineers and we cover all sectors including small businesses, large corporates and the education sector.
From Hosted Desktops and Mobile Working through to Server and Network Management, we can build and supply the solutions you require and we can install and maintain them too.
Apex is a fantastic IT support company with great people and client service. We are in regular contact with them and have never had a bad experience. We value their knowledge here at Embryo Digital and they support us with any IT issues we have with incredible care and attention.
Our company has grown considerably since Apex first started to support us in 2009 and they have been pivotal in making sure our IT infrastructure has been able to support this growth. Our company operates 24/7 and monitors over 25,000 manned guards. Apex has always responded quickly to solve any problems and never failed to answer the phone at any time.
As soon as we joined Apex, we immediately noticed a sharp increase in the number of IT Support calls we were making; not because of any increase in the number of IT issues we were experiencing, but simply due to the fact that we knew any issues we might have would be fixed promptly and efficiently, and therefore had no inhibitions in calling on Apex for help.
We have been using Apex Computing Services for over 5 years for our IT Support. Over the years of working with Director Chris Gorman and the support engineer team they have really gone above and beyond our expectations. I trust Chris and the team to handle any of our IT support issues and find them extremely helpful and they are a joy to work with.
We have continued to get excellent service and support from Apex Computing Services. With Manchester Carers being a local independent charity, we rely on an honest, trustworthy and innovative IT support company. We are really happy with the service we have received over the years and we value their IT knowledge and expertise. They take corporate social responsibility really seriously.
As a small business we have tried to concentrate on giving service to our customers rather than spending too much time getting a proper computer system infrastructure to cope with increasing work. As a result we suffered and Apex Computing came to our rescue going beyond expectations by trying to sort our existing problem before offering a full solution. I thoroughly recommend them.
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