St Neots were taking notes this morning as Paul Drake from Whitestar Systems Ltd gave his 4SIght on GDPR. As you can see from the image there were notebooks out in force & lots of scribbling going on. No, we weren't doodling, just jotting down points to consider or note. Paul busted a few myths & gave us 7 pointers on how we should keep our data in line with the new regulations. With all the questions we did run over a bit, but we all thought it was worth it. Thanks Paul!
It's a wait & see game then? Policing such regulations is difficult due the cost involved. If there are people paid to inforce, then they will generate incomes. It will surely only be worth taking on the 'big boys'.
As I understand it that is just a bit of scare mongering.
If you can show that you are doing your best to implement the changes required then the powers that be will give you a slap on the wrist and tell you where you are going wrong - if you still continue to go wrong then thats a different matter.
Most small businesses cannot do everything that is required in such a relatively short amount of time and this is being taken into account.
Yes we should be applying it, I agree. I am just saying that if we haven't crossed all the t's and dotted all the i's then we shouldn't be paranoid that we are going to be slapped with a hefty fine.
These guys are also there to guide us and if we have done something a bit wrong then they will show us the error of our ways to ensure we don't do it again - if we do then we only have ourselves to blame don't we?
However, that won't apply for complete stupidity or major data loss etc and nor will apply to anyone who has made no effort what so ever to comply so I guess the message is: