What will the General Data Protection Regulation mean to the UK post Brexit?

Colin Tankard, managing director of data security company Digital Pathways, believes that following Brexit the UK may not adopt the regulation but rather modify its existing UK Data Protection Act.

Publication of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU regulation is expected sometime this month. Many of those for whom data plays a key part in their daily lives are wondering if the vote to leave will mean it will still be imposed on UK companies.

What the GDPR means for businesses

The long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU was provisionally agreed in December 2015. The final details are still being ironed out, but publication of the final version of the regulation is expected around July 2016.2 There will then be a two-year waiting period until every organisation that does business in, or with, the EU must comply with the regulation. Since it is a regulation, not a directive, compliance is mandatory, without the need for each member state to ratify it into its own legislation.

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Comms Business Award – Channel Product of the Year – Software 2016

What winning the award means to Digital Pathways

Digital Pathways are extremely excited & proud to have won Channel Product of the Year – Software 2016. This was the first time we have entered the awards, what a way to make an entrance. We are hoping that the additional exposure that winning the award brings to the channel will raise awareness of the seriousness of cyber security to both their businesses as well as their clients. Winning this award is a huge acknowledgement for all the hard work & innovation the team at Digital Pathways put into delivering services and solutions that really make a difference. It inspires us to continue with the development of products that both resellers and end user customers can benefit from.

Take Action Now

Publication of the long awaiting General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU regulation is expected around July 2016 so now is the time to take action according to Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security company Comms Business Awards Finalist Digital Pathways.

Data Protection Regulations Loom

Publication of the long awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the EU Regulation is expected around July 2016 so now is the time to take action according to Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security company Digital Pathways.

 

Fund boards hone in on cyber security

Irish fund boards are putting plans in place to ensure they can deal with both internal and external cyber security breaches.

Following the publication of best industry practices last year, boards have taken several measures to make sure they can manage and mitigate the risk of cyber attacks.

In September 2015 the Central Bank of Ireland sent a letter to the fund industry, issuing guidance on cyber security policies and governance.

BVCA Journal – Into the breach

The BVCA Journal is a quarterly publication that gathers insights from key individuals across the worlds of business, media and politics and puts them into an overarching theme relevant for all members of our industry.

In the cybersecurity section Colin Tankard talks about the ‘Hot Topic’ that is cybersecurity.