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How Has Data Protection Changed Since GDPR?

Learn how to improve your company’s cyber security in the post-GDPR world from Kingston’s top experts.

Our eBook, “Data Protection and Cyber Security in a Post-GDPR Landscape” takes a look at these challenges and some that are still to come. We asked experts to give their insight & knowledge into the current data protection and cyber security landscape:

  • How has data protection changed since GDPR?
  • How are organizations educating their employees?
  • Can IT departments better secure devices?
  • How can tech providers improve processes and understanding?

Meet Kingston’s GDPR Cyber Security Experts

Tara Taubman-Bassirian

Tara Taubman-Bassirian

Tara goes by many titles: attorney, advocate, mediator, researcher, consultant, speaker, and writer. With incredible expertise in areas like privacy, intellectual property, and data protection, she has made a name for herself in several areas of the world, most notably the UK, France, and the US.

Rafael Bloom

Rafael Bloom

Rafael is the Director of Salvatore Ltd. In this role, he helps companies to manage the strategic, commercial, and procedural challenges and opportunities created by technological and regulatory change.

Sally Eaves

Sally Eaves

Prof. Sally Eaves has been described as the "torchbearer for ethical tech." She brings a depth of experience from Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer roles, as a Professor in Emergent Technologies, and as a Global Strategic Advisor. Sally is an award-winning international keynote speaker, author, researcher, and influencer sharing original and authentic thought leadership.

What has changed with data protection and cyber security in this post-GDPR landscape?

Since 2016, the demand for Data Protection Officers (DPOs) has skyrocketed and risen over 700%.*

Countless companies and organizations worked hard—and hired hard—to prepare for GDPR. Yet the ever-evolving nature of cyber threats means you cannot afford to stop and catch your breath. Compliance with GDPR is not a checkbox exercise, but a framework through which to judge your ongoing data protection and cyber security efforts. There’s no room for complacency.

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Organisation must practice data minimisation or become a liability

We live in an era of egregious data collection. “The Big Four” hold huge amounts of customer data. The assumption might be for other organizations to mimic The Big Four and collect as much data as possible. Yet the more data you carry, the more risk you expose yourself to. One of the most positive trends seen since the introduction of GDPR is a rebellion against excessive data collection.

Data protection has become a business imperative where trust can be won or lost. - Sally Eaves

Real education of employees is paramount

In April 2019, Digital Minister Margot James suggested that three in ten UK organizations have trained staff to deal with cyberthreats**. It’s time to take training seriously. It’s easy to purchase an online training package with some easy questions on data protection that anyone can answer correctly. But is that really going to help to protect your organization?

Remote working is the new normal but is your organisation prepared?

Your staff likely access their working world from several different devices—including personal devices that can easily be left on a train or lost in a taxi. Your challenge is to find a way to help your staff work efficiently without leaving yourself open to security risks and data breaches. It only takes one person to bring your data protection efforts crashing down.

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