Every business knows that data protection is of the utmost importance, safeguarding important information from corruption, theft, or loss. In unfortunate circumstances, breaches in security can cause the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data.
In worst-case situations, this can carry an ICO fine of up to £17.5 Million or 4% of your total worldwide annual turnover, whichever is higher.
If you’re experiencing a data breach, you need to consider the risk this poses to the rights and freedoms of the people whose data has been breached. Whether you do or do not have to report to the ICO, you will also need to keep a record of any personal data breaches.
You need to make an assessment on whether the breach will have an impact on the individuals who have had their data compromised. Will this affect their reputations, their rights, their freedoms? You need to get in touch with Acuity Reputation Management. We will be able to guide you through your data breach and advise next steps and a plan of action to prevent breaches from happening in the future.
If you’ve reached this page in need of immediate help with a data breach or a GDPR violation, get in touch with Acuity Reputation Management today to find out your options where we can immediately mobilise with expert insight and a bespoke crisis action plan.
GDPR is not just a regulatory compliance issue – it’s also an opportunity. Against a backdrop of growing cybersecurity threats, data protection and digital hygiene is vital in today’s digital economy. Our bespoke service provides tailored support and advice as and when needed, leaving you with the ability to focus on what you do best. With a Data Assist audit report, you can be sure we will make sure any weaknesses in your security will be highlighted and addressed with you. Arrange your Data Assist audit for free today.