Why there is no need to fear the GDPR

Why there is no need to fear the GDPR

Torgrim Takle, CEO at Crayon Group, says businesses that seek to optimise IT estates can get past fears surrounding the latest piece of EU legislation by using joined-up thinking, regarding software asset management and cloud economics.

Unless a business has been living under a rock for the past 12 months, the threat of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will not have escaped it. For those in the boardroom of companies that handle, process or monitor the data of EU citizens, it is a very real threat.

The news headlines in 2017 were filled with cybercriminals and reports of breaches, and the notion that businesses must be able to spot and report on these to the relevant authorities within 72 hours came as a shock to some. Failure to do so could see enterprises fined up to €20 million or 4% of their annual turnover.

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