Do not underestimate the importance of data security, data protection and privacy!

As the number of available data increases, the issues of data security, data protection and privacy are becoming increasingly prominent. European organisations and governments are taking stronger measures to address these topics. Are you interested in finding out what these developments mean for you? Keep reading!

Always protect data

Whether you offer software development services, contact centre services or any other outsourced IT or Business Process service, data security, data protection and privacy are essential, and the impact of neglecting these topics should not be underestimated.

Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018. It is designed to protect European citizens from privacy and data breaches. Under the GDPR, any company or individual that processes data is also responsible for its protection. It applies to all companies processing the personal data of European subjects, regardless of the company’s location.

This means it applies to you directly!

Practice privacy

The personal data this regulation protects can range from a name or email address to bank details, social media content, a photo, an IP address or a cookie your website is using. Some fundamental consumer rights you must comply with include consent, right to access, data portability and the right to be forgotten. You also need to practice privacy by design, meaning data protection should include the onset of designing systems. Security and privacy expected to remain hot issues in the foreseeable future.

Read more about what trends offer opportunities on the European IT outsourcing market and what the demand is for IT outsourcing services. See our study about buyer requirements on the European outsourcing market for more information on the GDPR (as well as additional European legislation) and other elements in the sector.

This news article has been written for CBI by Globally Cool.

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