Charities hit with £880,500 fines this April. Could have been fines of £69 Million if GDPR was in force.

Charities hit with ICO fines in April 2017 equated to £880,500. If the GDPR was implemented this could have been in the region of £69 million.
The biggest change to the data protection act in over twenty years is coming into force the 25th of May 2018. Cracking down on organisations who fail to comply like never before.

You can read more about the fines here.

With less than 12 months until the GDPR comes into force, we are urging our customers to prepare and prevent being fined. Or worse, having a data breach and losing any sensitive data.

Breaches of some provisions by businesses, which law makers have deemed to be most important for data protection, could lead to fines of up to €20 million or 4% of global annual turnover for the preceding financial year, whichever is the greater, being levied by data watchdogs.

It is more important than ever to ensure that you are working with companies that are aware of these regulations, are accredited and committed to protecting your interests. TES with our ISO 27001 certification have been striving hard to protect our customers, and are now focused on complying with GDPR changes coming into force 2018.

Your Microsoft Dynamics NAV system has a variety of configurations which will enhance your compliance.  It may also be time to consider moving to Microsoft Azure. A cloud based server where Microsfoft takes the work out of securing the data, and does it in compliance with GDPR for you.

Microsoft has extensive expertise in protecting data, championing privacy, and complying with complex regulations. The GDPR is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights. Microsoft Dynamics NAV, and Microsoft Azure can help you focus on your core business while efficiently preparing for the GDPR.

Consider moving your infrastructure into the cloud, this reduces your risk of breaching GDPR. Microsoft Azure is a cloud based server that has a dedicated Azure Security Centre. Security and privacy are built right into the Azure platform, beginning with the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL). The SDL addresses security at every development phase, from initial planning to launch, and ensures that Azure is continually updated to make it even more secure. Operational Security Assurance (OSA) builds on SDL knowledge and processes to provide a framework that helps ensure secure operations throughout the lifecycle of cloud-based services. Azure Security Center makes Azure the only public cloud platform to offer continuous security-health monitoring.

There are many steps you can take to protect your organisation from a data breach when the GDPR comes into force. If you would like any further information as to how we can have you with the impending GDPR regulations please do not hesitate to contact us

Why not download our free guide to Beginning your GDPR Journey in our downloads section.