The requirement to have a lawful basis in order to process personal data is nothing new. The new implementation of GDPR mirrors the 1998 Data Protection Act and builds upon it with an increased focus on accountability and transparency around data processing.
The 6 new lawful basis’s for processing are broadly similar to the DPA conditions but there are some changes, meaning you will need to review your current processing and understand which is the most appropriate for your business. In many cases the existing condition you use will remain the same with GDPR.
When we talk about digital transformation, we’re referring to the process of adapting or overhauling current business processes to incorporate digital strategies and technology into the company. This could be anything from bringing in new devices so employees can work remotely, VOIP telephony or going paperless by adopting digital data capture solutions.
BT are set to switch off the ISDN network in 2025 meaning that in the not so far future businesses, who have not already done so, will be required to switch to an alternative solution for their telecommunications. This starting point can act as a catalyst for the transformation of other business systems, for a more united digital solution. It is important to carefully consider the route taken towards digital transformation and how it will adapt to changes within the business in years to come.
The development of technology in recent years has led to mobile devices, like smartphones, becoming an essential part of our working lives. On top of this, homeworking continues to be an area of growth within small businesses and SME’s. Increased reliance on such devices comes with risks; lost/stolen data, breaches to company policy and compliance to name a few. This dependence has seen the development of MDM software to help minimize these risks.