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What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation that requires all organisations that collect, store and handle the personal data of European citizens to fully comply with its requirements. It places responsibility on businesses and ensures they are accountable for protecting the data of their customers and employees.

If you process EU citizen data and are not GDPR compliant by 25th May 2018, you are liable to be fined up to €20m or 4% global turnover.


You could lose up to ‎€20m or 4% of your annual global turnover if you're not GDPR compliant by 25th May 2018

Get in touch today to reinforce your IT resilience and start your journey to GDPR compliancy

We can help ease the journey

There’s a lot more to it than you may think.

IT plays a vital role in the journey to GDPR compliancy for all businesses. At Support Tree, we provide the services you need to support your compliancy and regulatory requirements, including IT auditing for GDPR. Our qualified engineers will assess your business’ current data protection and privacy management by conducting an on-site review, allowing us to find where there are areas for improvement. From this, we will provide a detailed compliance report, from which you can identify the key barriers in your systems preventing your business from becoming GDPR compliant.


Will the GDPR apply to me?

If your business aligns to one of the below, you will be need to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation:

You use automated means to process data

If your business practices involve processing personal data via automated means or through a filing system, you must adhere to the new regulations. Collecting data through newsletter sign ups are an example of this.

Your business is based in the United Kingdom

Where your business is established within the EU and controls or processes the personal data of EU citizens, the GDPR will be applied to you. The UK government has committed to adhering to the new regulations despite Brexit.

Your business is established outside of the EU

Even if your business is based outside of the EU, you are still required to adhere to the GDPR. Businesses around the world that control or process the personal data of EU data subjects, must adhere to the regulation.

Data protection for the EU

The GDPR is coming

The deadline is Friday 25th May 2018.

If you haven’t already started your preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation, there’s no time like the present to get started. The journey to compliancy is not a quick one – shortcuts don’t exist. You must ensure your business has the correct processes in place by Friday 25th May 2018 to manage the requirements of the regulation.

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