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GDPR’s hidden e-mail risks

Alan Kenny | May 3, 2017

The arrival of GDPR is set to unearth hidden threats in corporate e-mails systems, leaving poorly prepared organisations battling a tsunami of paperwork.

It’s well known by now that—Brexit or not—the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25th May 2018. Businesses offering services to EU citizens, regardless of whether they hold any data in the European Union, will have to adopt more stringent rules than the ones currently imposed by the U.K. Data Protection Act.

The biggest headlines to date have been reserved for the big numbers—those eye-watering fines that could come raining down on the unprepared or the plain incompetent. Given the scale of the potential penalties, that’s understandable enough. So too is the tendency, in offering solutions, to point to the need to appoint data controllers and develop GDPR compliance strategies....

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